James Frick is noted for saying:

Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.

I believe that is a great thing to think about when reading this article from Counterpunch on national defense spending.  It is highly unlikely Obama can or will make any type of dent in the military-industrial complex.

National defense spending is one thing, but does the money get spent wisely?  Obviously not.  Sophisticated weapons gets priority over those that, you know, serve.

National defense is the biggest responsibility for a country’s government.  Spending $1 Trillion per year should get us farther than shoddy VA hospitals, over 150,000 homeless veterans and mentally traumatized soldiers.

Takeaway:  It’s important to remember that no matter which party is in charge, money you give the government gets redistributed according to the whims of your elected “leaders”. Ignore the rhetoric, follow the money.

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