The Economic Cost of War Revealed
Article from The Daily Wire by Joseph Curl.
The United States is in debt. Big time. And some wonder how the richest country in the world got so deep into debt.
The answer is: Exactly the way any family household does. The United States spent more — sometimes a lot more — than it brought in.
America spends a lot of money on so-called “entitlements,” which are actually the programs that make America America: Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, unemployment and welfare. Most Americans are OK with that. Few object to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, America’s largest hunger safety net.
But Americans are right to be wary of the U.S. war operation, which, according to a new study, doled out some six trillions on war since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. That’s $6,000,000,000,000, and that’s a lot of scratch.
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Exactly or even approximately,what is this country gaining from these ongoing wars and the attendant spending? That strikes me as a reasonable question, that has yet to receive anything that might be even charitably described as a reasonable answer.
Any war the country gets into makes big money for certain American interests. Eisenhower warned us about the involvement of the military industrial complex. This is just what he was referring to. Follow the money.