We’re #1

In military spending.  By A LOT.  I’m sure we desperately need another $54 billion, though.  Nice chart (and some good context at the link).

MB2017-Top-15-defence-budgets

And how will we pay for this $54 billion?  That’s among Trump’s rationales for cutting Environmental Protection.  Total EPA budget, $8 billion.  We don’t need clean air and water anyway.  That’s just for liberal commie pinkos.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to We’re #1

  1. R. Jenrette says:

    Drinkable water will be the major issue ten years from now if not sooner. It will replace oil in cost and in the implications for national power.
    Meanwhile, the U.S. seems bound and determined to dirty up our remaining clean water sources with oil.

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