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Originally posted by Dbriefed
US GDP in 2005 was 14.5 Trillion, 4.06% of this is $588.7Billion.
Bailouts - $8.5 Trillion ($8,500 Billion)
Obama Budget - $3.6 Trillion ($3,600 Billion)
Military Budget - $0.5 Trillion ($588 Billion)
Originally posted by jd140
Just because you close the bases in other countries doesn't it will cut the costs of running them.
Lets say we close all of them and bring every troop back home.
Where are you going to put them?
We will need to build new Posts to support them all. So we would be closing one and building one here. Which will cost more money because we have to build them, then we would be spending the same amount maintaining them like we do in Germany.
So in reality we would be spending more money. Not saving any.