“We face wrenching budget cutting in the years ahead, but there’s one huge area of government spending that Democrats and Republicans alike have so far treated as sacrosanct,” writes Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times on Sunday. “It’s the military/security world, and it’s time to bust that taboo.”
He adds: “The United States spends nearly as much on military power as every other country in the world combined, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. It says that we spend more than six times as much as the country with the next highest budget, China.”
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