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Subject:  Re: Little known facts Date:  11/15/2012  2:27 PM
Author:  JAFO31 Number:  655299 of 846689


<<<resize the military budget first, then the others. but the sacred cow needs dehorning.>>>

"Resize welfare first.

Like it or not, believe it or not, the USA is in a chronic state of war with radical islam/terrorist/what ever euphemism. Thus we need to constantly update/maintain our military superiority. Then throw in the growing Chinese presence...."

The US spends roughly 41% (40.98) of world-wide defense expenditures,

and more than the than the next 9 countries with high military spending, by a margin of 1.23:1, [Id.] and

and more in total than the next 14 countries with high military expenditures. [Id.]

See also, e.g.,

Given the existing disparities in spending, is there ever an amount of US defense spending that you would consider too much, or is the desire for military spending simply non-satiable?

Regards, JAFO
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