War has nearly bankrupted this country in record time. During Clinton's term, we had a surplus, and during the Bush administration, we went into the supreme negative side of things. War is so costly, and is making the U.S. Poor not only in finances but in loss of life, in loss of focus to infrastructure, to the cost to families, and a host of other ways.
War is a waste of money and should be complety banned. The world spends 1.7 trillion on war a year and this could be used to:
Basic list of what can be done with this money-From wasted war, Narcotic drugs, Cigarettes in full, 750 billion wasted of USA health system and alcohol in half – Could be used to power renewable energy:
• Wipe out malaria worldwide and Africa with both malaria injections and nets
• Give everyone basic education and improve education
• Provide free health services or better health services for everyone
• Provide clean water for everyone
• Give everyone a home in the world with 4 people with a house value of $300,000
• Basic nutrition food for everyone in the world
• Wipe out HIV and AIDs
• Build Bering Strait Tunnel and Railways
• Spain/ Europe to Africa/ Morocco tunnel (£15 billion)
• Give every African in a family who earns less than $6000 individually annually $700
• Give $400 to every person who lives in absolute poverty (1.5 billion)
• Reproductive health for all females
• Power Sahara Desert
• Give everyone electricity – Renewable
Region Millions without electricity
South Asia 706
Sub-Saharan Africa 547
East Asia 224
War is definitely not helping the United States economy boom as it did in the past. As the economy transitions to a knowledge based economy, it benefits much less from waging wars as it did in the past. The United States would benefit economically much more from investments in science and other educational disciplines. War makes the United States poor in more ways than just economically.
War has nearly bankrupted this country in record time. During Clinton's term, we had a surplus, and during the Bush administration, we went into the supreme negative side of things. War is so costly, and is making the U.S. poor not only in finances but in loss of life, in loss of focus to infrastructure, to the cost to families, and a host of other ways.
The idea that the US going to war is responsible for making us poor or responsible for the debt is is so absurd and based soles on ignorance and general anti-military bigotry or pure hippy BS. First off. War provides this country with literally 10s of millions of jobs. How the heck is that a bad thing, especially when most of you probably complain about the unemployment rate. War provides a source for many products being purchased which stimulates the market. And before I get some hippy whining about how it's evil to make weapons they don't just make weapons. Transportation, medical, scientific, clothing and gear, construction, contracting, ect. Ect. So many things that I wouldn't be able to put them in this comment section. Second off the misconception that we spend so much money that we spend more then we can afford. We have spent a grand total of about 2 some odd trillion dollars on both the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are 17 trillion dollars in debt. So you MIGHT be able to say war is responsible for about an 8th of our debt. But even close to half. The US spends 500 some odd billion dollars a year on the defense budget. That's a pitiful fraction of the total debt. Now here's a big kicker. The US's GDP or yearly income is 17 TRILLION DOLLARS. Holy crap. So if we make 17 trillion a year and our defense budget is 500 billion a year and in 10 years we've spent a total of about 2 trillion on two wars how the hell can you not do the math and see there's a problem when trying to blame war for the bad economy?
The federal budget, should have a percentage, of funding allocated to defense. This should not be increase but be pegged on inflation. Unless faced with total war the US should not change the amount, even in war. To much socialistic spending, has ruined america. Welfare is great but mismanage it and you pay the price. Market fluctuation is a component of life a free market is unnecessary for democracy, as capitalism is just a term to describe a free market. America could be debt free, by balancing the budget and finding just $1 trillion in savings over sixteen or so years.