Just a few days after the budget bill that included canceling emergency unemployment benefits but increased spending on the already bloated military, our government has added injury to insult by passing a new National Defense Authorization Act which unbelievably gives $30 billion more to the military than was was allocated just a few days ago.
Yes, the budget for the US military is now $526.8 billion for the Pentagon. As if that isn’t enough, the bill also allocates $80 billion to be spent on the war in Afghanistan. Coincidentally, a new poll shows that just 17% of Americans support the Afghan war, making what is already the longest US military conflict ever also one of the most unpopular wars.
Remember this the next time some politician argues that we need to cut spending by cutting food stamps, unemployment benefits, or social security. They should put their money where their mouth is, rather than their foot.