Friday, May 1, 2015

American Defense Budget

The United States of America spends more money on defense than any other country.  I hear this a lot from people who are anti-military or anti-American.  The United States is the third largest nation in the world by area.  That's a lot of territory to defend.  With Alaska and Hawaii separated by a great distance it makes it difficult to defend those states.

The United States is the third most populous nation in the world.  That's a lot of people to protect and a lot of people to pay taxes.  The United States has the largest gross domestic product in the world, and it is expensive to pay Americans and buy American. 

I suspect that compared to Communist China, an American private probably makes as much money as a general.  I suspect that America military equipment costs much more than equipment made by many other nations.  America has an expensive defense budget, but there are many good reasons for that; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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