It’s true that President Trump vowed to “rebuild the military” during the campaign. It is also true this is a gargantuan waste of money when we cannot secure our own border:
“President Trump is expected to ask for $716 billion in defense spending when he unveils his 2019 budget next month, a major increase that signals a shift away from concerns about rising deficits, U.S. officials said.
The proposed budget is a victory for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who recently unveiled a strategy that proposes retooling the military to deter and, if necessary, fight a potential conflict with major powers such as China and Russia.
And it represents a setback for deficit hawks such as Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, who last year pressed for an increase in defense spending that could be offset by cuts to domestic programs.
The $716 billion figure for 2019 would cover the Pentagon’s annual budget as well as spending on ongoing wars and the maintenance of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It would increase Pentagon spending by more than 7 percent over the 2018 budget, which still has not passed through Congress. …”
The Pentagon needs the $716 billion in case ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis needs to fight World War 3 with Russia and China. Meanwhile, we are willing to trade a DREAM Act amnesty for 1.8 million illegal aliens to get a measly $25 billion dollar trust fund for a border wall with Mexico. The United States has a colossal military apparatus which projects force to points on the other side of the world. It is used for everything except securing our own border against millions of trespassers.
As our country goes down the drain, these Boomer generals need huge battleships and tomahawk missiles and other stupid toys to blow up Israel’s enemies to expand feminism and human rights. It is pathetic. If you want to make some real budget cuts, the bloated military is the first place to start.