posted on May, 18 2007 @ 08:23 AM
This is absolutely irresponsible and unreasonable.
One. The United States is the wealthiest nation on earth with a GNP over 11 trillion dollars.
Two. The United States Defense Budget is Annually higher than what the rest of the entire Planet Earth combined spends on their Defense Annually over
Sometimes people dont understand what that means. That means China, Russa, all of NATO, India, Japan, and everyone else on Earth combined dont
freaking spend as much as we do in a year on our military. Another way of looking at it: we spend more than China and Russia on our military than what
they spend in their total Government Budgets combined.
Three. Our active duty military is not the largest in the world. Our total active duty forces come in under 2 million.
Four. The average soldier makes less than 20 thousand US dollars a year. Soldiers often draw food stamps to suppliment their income and do other part
time work to support their families.
This angers me to no end. Military personnel sacrifice their freedoms, rights, often marriages and health. They sacrifice their lives for our future
and we can't pay them properly.
The Military-Industrial Complex lines its pockets with our Defense budget.
Over 80 billion sunk into the Commanche program then cancelled. The Crusader program canceled with billions down the drain. The M-8 Assault rifle
canceled. The UCAV,Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle, program canceled after Billions wasted. The THEL, Tactical High Energy Laser, program canceled after
All that money on projects and programs that were canceled is waste. We could of been putting more money in the Program that is backbone of the
military: The People.