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  • It is a waste

    Instead of funding the military we could use that money to solve actual problems like poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and many other problems. We could use thst money for the betterment of people's life and we could fund that money on science and technology, which would help the human race. If there were no military there would be no war, but we do need a form of military to overcome problems like terrorism, natural calamities and other various "stuffs". So i would like to suggest that we (UN) make a kind of military to help us in need. Each member of the UN could allocate a sum of $500,000, thus we would have to allocate less money for military and could focus on the above mentioned points.But i am only a 16 years old teenager, so what would i know!? I hope people agree with me.
    ~pranab

  • Wasting money on arms and weapons is evil think

    Spending 596 billions of dollars in weapons that a lot of them are phased out and sitting in the dessert because during decades our country was threat but until today no one invade us beside it's ridiculous is insane and evil think. For me is like the government or the corporations who owned the weapons factories is more important doing business with evil money than looking for peace. And the biggest problem is they doing evil money without thinking about all this waste money affect the economy and then for we have defficit. We are not suppose to be panic or paranoid about other threat countries and we do not need even allies because our country is the only one who is very armed to destroy them in just one day if they want it. STOP SPENDING MONEY IN ARMS AND WEAPONS SOW PEACE AND LOVE THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ON EARTH.

  • Wars, poverty, economic standpoint, all because of the large proportions of money spent to create a military based society?

    "Toy" guns are promoted to children as a play thing. But that's where it starts, isn't it? The more corporations promote the glorified idea of a military, the more people become involved in it. They are based on brutality and xenophobic standpoints. They use science as a way to destroy societies instead of as a way of saving them. The relationships of the soldiers that "bravely" go off to murder other soldiers in an attempt to solve a political problem? Ruptured. Is it bravery, or is it because this idea has been forced upon us since we were young? Who in their right mind would consider spending more money on ammo or the developing of drones that destroy the economy and the mentalities of the soldiers and people involuntarily involved be financially more important than funding schools or the scientific study of developing robots that can help medically? No one should. Human lives should come first.

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  • Theatre of the Absurd

    Spending trillions of dollars on weapons that will not be used is wasteful to say the least. 1% of the US military budget would feed and educate millions of children stuck in the poverty cycle. World leaders are not serious about peace and solving problems; they have been bought by the corporatocracy, they are puppets, and we the people are the corrupt system's slaves. Welcome to the show!

  • We spend like a drunken sailor.

    The United States spends more money on its military, including weapons and arms, than all other countries in the world combined. There is no need for us to do this other than providing corporate welfare for the military-industrial complex. We need to cut back that arms spending, or redirect it into social programs.

  • Not only a waste, but immoral.

    Forced taxation during a war is literally being forced to pay for mass murder. It's immoral. There are millions of Americans who are unemployed and rely on food stamps, yet we have the highest military expenditures in the entire world right now and the government can't spend a little more of that on education or poverty? It's absolutely ridiculous.

  • Feed the children

    No country should spend more of it's wealth on weapons of war than on feeding the starving children.
    It is immoral to spend money on weapons of war to kill and let children starve to death. How can any nation want to spend more money on destroying life than spending at least the same amount on feeding the children from poor families? The US spends trillions on weapons and yet cannot feed the poor. That is evil.

  • Peace, not war.

    Too much money is put into it and world issues could be fixed with this money. War shouldn't be on our minds anyways! We should be giving this money to the poor or the dying. Help support other countries in need of health care, food, education, shelter and just a happier life in general!

  • Yes Money Spent on Arms and Weapons are a Waste

    There should be some balance in the budget. There is no reason in a country like America that the elderly, poor, sick and children have to go hungry because the military is getting most of the money. But in the last many Republican years, we have had no balance. Military gets money and social programs do not. Education, Welfare, Healthcare and Infrastructure are underfunded. All so we say we can blow up the world a redundant amount of times. The military has had its time. If they have to pull themselves up by their bootstraps for a while, it won't hurt them. Maybe then they will get some idea of how the real world has been faring.

  • Yes spending money on arms and weapons is a waste when the elderly and poor suffer because of government cuts but the military goes untouched.

    The Federal government cannot reach a budget agreement so the poor and elderly have suffered the brunt with less food and increases in Medicare co-pays. Schools in California have cut art and sports programs to the bare bones with the exception of boys' baseball and football. Our military, while essential, is out of control when it comes to spending. Arming governments and military in other countries is wasting tax payers money. The money is needed in the United States to educate our children, feed the hungry, and assure the elderly they have medical care. America is the richest nation in the world, yet hungry people are turned away because of cuts in food programs and rising prices at the grocery store. America is obese because poor people can only afford foods high in carbohydrates and fat, not because of a Pepsi. The military should be helping their fellow Americans.

  • No, it is not a waste to protect ourselves.

    We need weapons in the military so that way they can protect us and themselves. If we did not have any weapons in the military, we would be taken over by terrorists or anybody with weapons. George Santana stated those who forget the past, repeat it. When the white man came to America, he conquered them because they had weapons, and of course disease helped play a role in their defeat!

  • Not at all a waste

    Weapons are like keys with which we have freedom,if there were no weapons,the countries which are weak in warfare would easily be overtaken by the other countries and hence cannot attain any freedom. So,weapon is a essential thing in our living without which one cannot afford to live a good life.

  • No, it is never a waste

    Any country, not just America, needs to prove to the rest that they should be taken seriously. A country that does not spend money on arms will be treated as weak and as a joke. Here in America, we should be proud of our military capabilities and spending; it is one of the traits that make us respected and revered by our allies and feared by our enemies. Imagine no weapons...It would lead to foreign and domestic attacks and anarchy.


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