US Military Spending

In: Politics Source: Economist US Economy

10 Jun 2011

America’s military spending is larger than the next 17 countries combined.


2 Responses to US Military Spending


Pensamientos Neoliberales

June 11th, 2011 at 7:56 am

We can see that the big spender is Saudi Arabia, spending 10.4% of their GDP in military spending. A GDP by the way that has absolutely no correlation with the number of people that live there as it is a function of the number of holes they open on their ground…



June 13th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

This is retarded. We can cut the defense budget in half and still be dominant. So much of it is bureaucratic inefficiency anyway.

Here’s a proposal: Amend the constitution so that our military spending can never be more than half of the total amount spent by all developed countries. Or how about finishing a war before starting another one!

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