Monday, February 27, 2017

Trump: The US Needs More Weapons.

Trump is going to ask more money for military spending.  It's supposed to come from cuts in the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Because there is no climate change, at all. 

To put that request into perspective, note this:

The U.S. outpaces all other nations in military expenditures. World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. The U.S. accounted for 37 percent of the total.
U.S. military expenditures are roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets around the world, combined.

The US already spends as much as the next seven big-spending countries in the world.  Clearly there is no amount that can ever be enough, just as there is no minimum amount that the Republicans would be willing to leave into Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.

Perhaps that is because the very rich don't see Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security as programs which defend them against premature death, poverty, pain and suffering?  But they do fear imaginary hobgoblins under their beds and want more bombs to keep them away.