Meanwhile... our health system is crap. Our interstate highways are in need of repair and upgrades. But.... Trump is trying to start a new war with Iran this time so maybe that military will be necessary. If Iran actually had any nuclear weapons they would acknowledge what any major county would have long ago and considered Trumps actions as a declaration of war by the US.
At $717 billion, the package provides a historically high military budget. By my calculations based on numbers from the Office of Management and Budget, in 1997, after Cold War spending was ratcheted down from its Reagan-era peak, military spending was $386 billion after adjusting for inflation. By the height of spending during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, it had more than doubled to $799 billion. Yet today, despite massive troop drawdowns and multiple declarations of victory from the war on terror, military spending in 2019 will remain $268 billion more than it was before the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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