Because, as we all know, Military Spending Doesn’t Count

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  1. Avatar Alex says:

    With those kinds of dollars you could get a unicorn.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Think of all the jobs created/saved by that expenditure.Report

  3. Avatar Charles Schirra says:

    I did some research, The highest cost I can find for the Health Care bill is 1 Trillion dollars over 10 years, but Defense had a spending of over 4.7 Trillion in the past 10 years.Report

    • Avatar greginak in reply to Charles Schirra says:

      Very true Charles. It is an “interesting” way of framing issues. 90 billion per year for health care is outrageous and will doom the country and 680 billion, not counting wars, intell spending and various other costs that are shuffled off to other budget areas is just peachy keen fine.

      Its almost like we don’t have a serious discussion of spending in this country.Report

  4. Avatar Scott says:

    Think of how many more clunkers could have been traded in with all that money or how many other companies could have been bailed out?Report

    • Avatar Mark Thompson in reply to Scott says:

      Or, perhaps, all of the debt that could have not been incurred.Report

      • Avatar Scott in reply to Mark Thompson says:

        What fun is being in power if you can waste the taxpayers money on your pet projects? Even better, Obama could have used the money to throw all the people that don’t like the US a giant pizza party, after which I’m sure they would really like like us.Report

        • Avatar Cascadian in reply to Scott says:

          Thank god there are no pet projects in the military budget or objectives. Hey, let’s take our shiny toys and try to make completely foreign civilizations just like us.Report

        • Avatar Mark Thompson in reply to Scott says:

          “What fun is being in power if you can waste the taxpayers money on your pet projects?”

          And exorbitant defense spending isn’t a pet project for the Right?Report

          • Avatar Scott in reply to Mark Thompson says:

            It depends on what you mean “exorbitant spending” is. For example, some would say Regan’s defense spending was exorbitant but others would say he was just reforming a hollow military after the lean post Vietnam war years. With that said, the cost of a conflict can be very expensive and should be a consideration before engaging in one.Report

            • Avatar Cascadian in reply to Scott says:

              But all these supplies are going to become outdated. We may as well use them now. Besides, we need the feedback to create the next generation ones. If we don’t spend the money, it’s just going to get used up for stupid domestic niceties which are fundamentally socialist. POTUS and the military swear an oath to protect all US interests didn’t you know.Report