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What do we get for military spending??? Jobs, technology, safer soldiers, more influence
What do we get for welfare spending??? More people with their hands out.....
This nation's "founding fathers" did not want professional politicians or a standing Army because they knew that waste, fraud, abuse and corruption would not be far behind
So here it is 2014 and we are up to our necks in waste, fraud, abuse and corruption due to the 1,000 pound gorilla that is our military industrial complex and a Congress that has an approval rating just above pedophiles and just below serial killers
It will be a major miracle if this nation lasts another 100 years
Well apparently you missed a few things since TOTAL Defense and Defense related spending is projected to be well over $750Billion for 2014 alone. That's a bit more $618Billion. It's amazing how that's actually Down from over $800Billion each year in 2009-2012. Before that, the Operation expenses for the Two Failed Wars were kept off the Books. So I can't give out figure before 2009 and related expenses to those Two Failed Wars plus normal expense.
Then there are always Black Ops Budgets that are never reported. Amazing how Countries that are literally BROKE can continually increase Defense Spending over the Years. Before the year 2000, our Defense Department Base Budget was well under $300Billion, now it easily hits $500Billion. Total Defense related Spending has averaged over $800Billion since at least $2009.
The figure that amazes me is the import number, what in hell do we need to import when it comes to arms. We make just about every kind of killing device there is. Is there something out there that we can't make here ?
Outrageous government contracts are why we spend more. It's no longer a military helps military, it's more military pays civilians to fix or make stuff.
For instance... I can buy a bolt I need from ACE hardware for .25 cents, but (here's the good part) I am not able to use that method. The same bolt I need I have to purchase through a government site(which I have to cause I'm instructed to do so) costs $20.00. Explain this to me.
I know for a fact that senators and or congressmen are behind these contracts to line there pockets.
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