Yep! That’s pretty much where I spend my “retail” dollars.
Remember all those altruistic, Democratic Socialist European nations that the US Democrat Party wants us “deplorables” to emulate? Hmm! So what’s up with that? (And please note that the graph not only covers “poverty,” but SOCIAL EXCLUSION, as well.)
Despite the spending noted below, we still need to rebuild our military. Trump just proposed a $54 billion increase in defense spending (perhaps not enough). However, nota bene, $54 billion is more than the total spending for defense per country by the UK, France, India and Japan (and more than 80% of Russia’s total defense budget).
It’s a dangerous world out there. I cannot validate the following, but it is interesting and scary.
A 2014 report published in the journal Earth’s Future found that even a regional war of 100 nuclear detonations would produce 5,000,000,000 kg (2.2 lbs per kg) of black soot that would rise up to Earth’s stratosphere and block sunlight. This would produce a sudden drop in global temperatures that could last longer than 25 years and temporarily destroy much of the Earth’s protective ozone layer (well, at least we wouldn’t need to hear anything further from the global warming alarmists!). This could also cause as much as an 80% increase in UV radiation on Earth’s surface and destroy both land and sea-based ecosystems, potentially leading to global nuclear famine.
So, crazy Pakistan attacks India on the other side of the world and we are screwed!