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To see how Gargantuan US Military budget is
It is amazing that in US our choices are between Ultra Lunatic right-wing Republicans and right-wing Democrats. I mean Obma/Dems want to cut something, they should cut the Gargantuan US Military budget.
The reason US economy is doing so badly compared to European economies is that American peoples Taxes (money) are wasted on a Gargantuan Military and necessarily one unnecessary War after another to justify this Gargantuan Military, rather than investing American peoples Taxes (money) in American people & cities via such social services as Universal Health Care, Universal Education, ubiquitous electric powered public transportation, etc. as Europeans Governments do.
To see how Gargantuan US Military budget is just consider these facts:
1- US Military budget at a Gargantuan $700-Bill per Year is almost larger than Military budget of all other countries on planet Earth combined while today US economy is NOT even 20% of World economy, here:
Just do the math and you can see that this is unsustainable and this math is bankrupting the American people (middle class). That is for US Military budget to be inline with the size of the US economy compared to the World economy then US Military budget must be 20% of World Military budget since US economy is about 20% of World economy which means US Military budget needs to be at about $200Bill. Now to see how Gargantuan US Military budget today is at $700Bill consider the FACT that at if US Military budget is cut to $200Bill it will still be the Worlds largest Military budget BY FAR, since the next largest Military budget is that of the Chinese at about $100Bill.
2- US has 200,000+ troops in Europe and bases in almost ALL European countries, pumping something like 100-Bill Euros ($140 Bill US Dollars) per year, AT LEAST, of American Tax payers money into European economies as a result of these troops and bases, and here you have Europe which is much richer than US as evident by Euro being so much more valuable than US Dollar as evident by Europeans all having health care while in US an astonishing 50Mill+ have NO health care or, etc. AND here is THE KILLER fact: Europe has No enemy that it cannot easily defend from and crush on its own. I mean just think about it: if Europe actually needed our troops to defend it from a real enemy THEN European countries will be paying us for having our troops there AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
3- But perhaps as the Ultimate indication of how Gargantuan US Military budget is consider the FACT that US Military budget was about $400Bill when the Soviet Union existed because, we were told we need a $400Bill Military budget to defend ourselves from Communist Soviet Union which has a Military with 50,000 fighter Jets, 300,000 Tanks, 5Mill soldiers, 1000s of Ships, 1000s of Ballistic missiles, etc. etc. Well Soviet Union on its own disbanded, it has taken its Military budget down to about $20Bill per year, and how much did the US Military budget go down as a result of the threat of Communist Soviet Union dissapearing? Astonishingly US Military budget rather than being cut down from $400Bill per year by half at least, because the threat of the Soviet Union disappeared, it has risen to the mind bugling level of $7600Bill year!!! And how has this astonishing increase in US Military budget been justified? It has been justified by the threat of Alqaeda. You know the same Alqaeda that has ZERO fighter jets, ZERO Tanks, ZERO Ships, ZERO Ballistic missiles, etc. etc. - so we have been told by our Media and so called Government that we need to have a Military budget almost DOUBLE THE SIZE that it was at the height of Soviet Union era because of a threat that has ZERO of any major weapon system!
How brain dead do they think the American people are to fall for this BS?
Now, to see how right-wing and war-mongering and fear-mongering entire US Government & Media are consider that barely anyone in the US Media or Government are mentioning the above facts as to how Gargantuan US Military is and how it should be cut and the resulting SAVINGS either invested in American people and cities, or used to pay off the HUGE Deficits that all of a suddent Republicans and right-wing Media are so worried about, or just returned to American people who are financially so strapped compared to Europeans.
Again just think of this amazing fact as to how Gargantuan US Military budget is and how right-wing US Media is that it does not point to the fact Europeans are much richer than American Tax payers, as evident by Euro having GAINED a MIGHTY 40% vs US Dollar, yet 100Bill+ Euros of American Tax payers money per year are sent to Europe defending Europe from a NON-EXISTENT enemy.
And finally consider this fact that when the above facts are presented that the (right-wing) US Media states such thing as:
"It cost money to be the worlds police..."
Answer to this non-sense:
If we were the Worlds Police man then the World would be paying us Taxes for Policing the World. However the world is not paying us 1 Cent in Taxes to Police the World. And in fact American Tax payers are paying 100s of Billions of Dollars to Police the World!
What police man do you know that pays Taxes to those who it is protecting!
So we are policing the world only in the mind of lunatic Republicans and the war-mongers who control 99% of US Media.
With the above said, the FACTS are that US Military budget is even MUCH MORE Gargantuan than the generally reported level of $700 Bill per year, when you consider the budget of CIA, NSA, etc. etc. Government bodies involved in Military related areas. In fact the ACTUAL Military budget is more like $1.2 Trillion Per Year. There is a great article & book here detailing how the real US Military budget is more like $1.2-Trillion:
Good related read:
Obama Admin (US Government) spends $1.9 billion every single day on the military ($700 billion each year), while unwilling to follow through on $1.33 billion for a whole year to save millions of lives is a new depth of cynicism and recklessness.
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