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Originally posted by WestPoint23
How dose the military hide the budget or funding for the black projects and how much do they actually spend on black project anyone have an estimate?
Originally posted by ufo3
Originally posted by GriBiT
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
If our military budget is only 3/4 of a percent of our economy, then i ask you:
What is the other 99.25% of our budget going? If our budget it that big, and military spending is that low, then I must wonder......
Where the rest is going.
Answer that, and you might be on to something.
Well, a bit more than the military budget is spent on Health and Human services programs. Also a bit more than that is for Social Security.Believe it or not, almost as much as is spent on the military is spent on interest to the national debt. Which we have been paying forever and have never been out of the clear to not have that bill. The rest is broken up into 22-24 other categories of much smaller amounts. In 2003 our military budget was 17.8% of the total budget. Health and Social Security are simular in size.
The figure is nowhere near 17.8 percent of gdp for the US its more like 3 and a half percent, check out this link:
The U.S. military wants an increase of $57 billion in the 2010 budget, a 13.5 percent increase over this year’s $514.3 billion budget. Outgoing Pentagon comptroller Tina Jonas told Bloomberg News this week that the jump is needed to try and get much of the current funding that has been provided in emergency supplementals, a looming target for congressional budget cutters, tucked safely away in the base budget. If the Pentagon can convince both the White House’s Office of Management and Budget and Congress that it’s truly desperate for more money, a lot more money, the resulting 2010 budget of around $571 billion would be roughly in line with the high-end forecast recently produced by the Congressional Budget Office of what DoD would need to carry out its current expansion and modernization plans. CBO’s low end estimate was $535 billion, based on the unlikely assumption that DoD would do what it never has been able to do: hold down cost growth in its acquisition and operations accounts.