Celebrate our mad trillion dollars in national security spending!

Military spending

Summary: Celebrate another trillion-dollar defense budget! Much of that spending is irrelevant to the wars we are actually fighting and disproportionately large vs. the spending of our potential foes. Yet our geopolitical experts scream for "more"! While we burn money on defense our infrastructure rots. It's the fast path to national decline. Only more public involvement in … Continue reading Celebrate our mad trillion dollars in national security spending!

Do you know how DoD will spend a trillion dollars this year?

Summary: America's largest investment program is its military. Hundreds of bases around the world. Fighting dozens of small wars. Our advanced aerospace program is largely military. Much of America's R&D is done by DARPA and other defense agencies. Meanwhile Congress quibbles about million-dollar programs while waving through multi-billion-dollar defense programs. Today Winslow Wheeler explains how … Continue reading Do you know how DoD will spend a trillion dollars this year?

Romney’s defense budget is unrealistic

Summary:  today guest author Winslow Wheeler reviews Mitt Romney’s proposal to boost defense spending until it reaches “a floor of 4% of GDP” (as he proclaims at his official website), and explains why it is an insult to history. . . Contents . Romney's defense budget is unrealistic About the author Other articles by Winslow Wheeler About … Continue reading Romney’s defense budget is unrealistic