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Should military spending be increased in the United States?

  • Yes, we should increase our budget

    As a middle school student in tx, i say that we should increase our budget for the military. Why? Well, i say this because this makes us a better and stronger nation. We are not perfect, but are making progress. Having a good defense for the u.S is a big factor because it protects us from the outsiders. If we don't have a good defense, any enemies will see it and choose to attack. So in conclusion, yes, we should spend more on the military (sorry i'm rushing my answer)

  • Yes it should

    Because if we stop spending as much then other nations will catch up to us and in this state of the world i really dont think thats a good idea so why dont we keep spending and building defenses. Id rather be overpowered and safe than sorry but thats just my opinion

  • I am for increased military spending in the U.S.

    The U.S. used to have the biggest strongest military in the world. The U.S. military had almost ten times the amount of money or even more money. The more money the military gets the more people can join the more training the safer we will be in the U.S. we are right now the weakest in are history since the start of are nation.

  • Military spending should increase.

    Why would you shortchange the troops that give us our freedom every day, our reason to live and our independence? This needs to be considered if you are in the military and still need money then we have a problem come on people lets up the pay for our troops!!

  • Yes, we need all that we can get

    It would be best for everyone who dedicate their lives to serve in our military and protect the ways and the beliefs of the United States of America. If anyone decides to go to declare war on us, we need to be ready, and we have to have a good "first attack." The world now revolves around military efforts, no military, you're done.

  • it should be greatly increased

    I approve of the United States spending more money on the military for a few very good reasons. The cost of everything is going up worldwide, and we must spend more to continue making an army of qualified soldiers. You will always get what you pay for, and if we cut spending our overall quality will diminish. On the subject of weapons and intelligence, we need to spend more toward those efforts as well. To keep protecting our country from unwanted turmoil and attacks, we have to stay ahead of those who seek to harm us. I undoubtedly approve of increasing spending for legitimate military efforts that protect this country and our way of life.

  • Yes, we need all that we can get

    It would be best for everyone who dedicate their lives to serve in our military and protect the ways and the beliefs of the United States of America. If anyone decides to go to declare war on us, we need to be ready, and we have to have a good "first attack." The world now revolves around military efforts, no military, you're done.

  • I am for increased military spending in the United States.

    I approve of the United States spending more money on the military for a few very good reasons. The cost of everything is going up worldwide, and we must spend more to continue making an army of qualified soldiers. You will always get what you pay for, and if we cut spending our overall quality will diminish. On the subject of weapons and intelligence, we need to spend more toward those efforts as well. To keep protecting our country from unwanted turmoil and attacks, we have to stay ahead of those who seek to harm us. I undoubtedly approve of increasing spending for legitimate military efforts that protect this country and our way of life.

    Posted by: DistinctJamar63
  • Stabilizing Our Military

    Stabilizing our military is essential to creating a secure and peaceful environment. It improves our capabilities of responding to our intelligence. We cannot decrease funding. What we need to have more conversations about is were the money should be allocated. History has shown us multiple times what can happen when we do allow funding for constant reform, foreign and domestic. It is undoubtedly why we were not prepared during and before 911. Lastly, a great argument could be made that decreasing military funding is going to solve the problems we as a Nation are facing.

  • We are already spending too much

    More than half (maybe around 56-58%) of our nation's budget is being used for the military. We have way more than enough. A lot of this money could be used for the economy or education or something else. Also, we are spending way more than other countries. We are spending more than China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, Italy, and Brazil combined, as of 2012. Whereas we were spending approximately $682 billion. Combined, they were spending approximately $652 billion. We do not need to spend that much.

  • No, we already spend enough on the military.

    One reason is that with $549,000,000,000 requested for basic military expenditures and another $159,000,000,000 requested for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Obama administration called for a record $708,000,000,000 for military funding back in 2011. That was almost equivalent to the military spending of all other nations combined. Yet politicians say that there is not enough money to spend on education and infrastructure. The us has less enemies then it did during the cold war, however we are currently spending more now then we ever have.

  • We have too much debt.

    We should not increase military spending in the United States of America. We already have a huge debt that we will not be able to dig ourselves out of if we increase our already extension amount of military spending. We also already have one of the top military in the world isn't that enough.

  • It's already excessive

    The United States is already responsible for around 45% of worldwide military spending and it spends more than the next 10 highest military spending countries combined. And what has the US got for all this spending? Prolonged and largely unsuccessful wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military spending should be greatly decreased and the money that would have been spent on it should be diverted to other industries that actually help people.

  • Inflation

    I wasn't sure what opinion I'd have. Based on Distinctjamar63's opinion, the quality because of things getting expensive is a result inflation due to poor monetary policy.

    If a budget were expanded based on inflation until a solid monetary system were established, the actual military spending wouldn't go up. When we spend more than any other nation and have the most advanced military in the world, what are we scared of. We spend more to spy on our own people now because we have idle forces of protection with nothing better to do than snoop in the hopes of a domestic threat.

  • No, we already spend too much

    The US has the highest military budget in the world. We spend more money than the five next highest military spenders combined. Our military is too powerful. That is definitely good but we should not increase military spending because that money could be used for other things. Other NATO countries already depend on our military.


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