With the American political climate in such a heated status for the past few years, there have been many discussions based on where money should and shouldn’t be spent. One area that most politicians are scared to make cuts in is the military. Housing, education, healthcare insurance and workers’ wages have all been mentioned, but only minimal efforts have been made to help these areas, with cuts being made in most of them.
The American military is the most well equipped military in the world, but at what cost does it really come. A U.S. military plane can cost over $1 billion, and several billions are spent on a nuclear program that hasn’t actually used a bomb in over 60 years. This type of spending is often said to be necessary, but if the actual cost was calculated and people saw what the nation was missing out on because of it, they may have a different view.