So you think the defence budget should have the largest chunk of the federal budget? More important than education, social security, employment and unemployment benefits, pensions, police, health care, highways, infrastructure and so on. Really? If you neglect all of the aforementioned in favour of defence, you will become another USSR, a monilith that could produce the most sophisticated armament in the world yet could not make a decent car or washing machine and had to imnport bathtub stoppers as it did not have the know-how to make even those. What exactly are you trying to protect if you neglect the most important aspects likek education and the welfare of the citizens?Is America getting ready for a revolution?
America finally knows what President Obama meant when he said he intended to “fundamentally transform America.” He aimed to make this country unrecognizable to its Founding Fathers, and he’s done just that.
Obama has reversed the role of the federal government – instead of looking like the world’s hegemonic superpower, we look more like the world’s most innovative social welfare state to be envied by all of Western Europe.
This year defense spending will sink to its lowest levels in our nation’s history; meanwhile, entitlement spending will reach new highs.
This is part of an astounding overall trend in our federal government’s spending habits. The Heritage Foundation reports,“Defense spending has declined significantly over time, even when the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are included, as spending on the three major entitlements—Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—has more than tripled.”
In 2012 alone, Heritage reveals an immense gap between defense and entitlement spending—defense comprised 19% of total outlays, while entitlements reached a gargantuan 62% of federal spending.
This is a complete perversion of what the Founding Fathers intended. All caused by a usurper!
Did you know that the U.S.'s defence budget is fully half the rest of the world's defence budget? What for? Who do you intend attacking? I even believe that the U.S. defence budget surpasses those of the UK, France, Germany, Russia and China combined. Again, I ask, what for? The U.S. will not be attacked by bombers or ICBM's, I think that's pretty much ruled out. Modern warfare is DRONES, those 1950s subsonic propeller-driven robots and ROADSIDE BOMBS and kamikaze maniacs. No B-1, B-2, F-35, missile, tank, aircraft carrier will deter those menaces. Finally, chop the graft from the Defence budget and I think you'll soon wittle it down by fuly 25%. Sweetheart deals between defence contractors, staffed by former military brass, and the Pentagon are well known and documented, for a start.
What you guys have spent on Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan alone could've funded a total health care programme, including doctors, hospitals, drugs, tests, surgery, dental and physiotherapy with room to spare. Best in the world.
Stop the crazy talk.