Military spending, really?

By Benjamin Haber

In 2014, the United States spent $610 billion on the military, an amount that exceeds such spending by the next seven countries, combined. President Trump, in typical fashion, while seeking to increase that amount by an additional $54 billion, does not justify the need for it.

What makes it even more disturbing is that there are prospects of serious famine and cholera in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen. Yet Trump is urging Congress to cut foreign aid and assistance to the United Nations. Officials at the UN fear famine could lead to multiple deaths in these countries, including young children. To ignore such catastrophe, Trump will visit upon Americans an embarrassment of major proportions.

Trump’s DNA of shame becomes more evident day by day.

Benjamin M. Haber

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