Why not Spend the Money At Home?
According to the Anti War Left (Who Recently emerged after 8 years of hiding).At least in force are making the argument that we should transfer the sums of our massive Defense Budget and put the money to place in things like Healthcare Education Welfare etc. Ill explain here why its completely bogus.
The United States spends the 2nd most on Education Per Student in the OECD.
As Public Education Spending went up neither did scores
The charts speak for themselves. Spending lots on education is not going to make us smarter as the charts above show.
In terms of Public Spending on Healthcare the US came in 4th in 2010. And that was before the whole Obamacare as well as 8 years of a Democrat in the White House.
The Answer is not to spend more on Healthcare. The answer is to make Healthcare more Market Oriented/Competitive.
Since 1964 US Taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history since the American Revolution. Despite this mountain of spending, progress against poverty, at least as measured by the government, has been minimal.
The unchanging poverty rate for the past 45 years is perplexing because anti-poverty or welfare spending during that period has simply exploded. As Chart 2 shows, means-tested welfare spending has soared since the start of the War on Poverty. In fiscal year 2013, the federal government ran over 80 means-tested welfare programs that provided cash, food, housing, medical care, and targeted social services to poor and low-income Americans.
This lack of progress in building self-sufficiency is due in major part to the welfare system itself. Welfare wages war on social capital, breaking down the habits and norms that lead to self-reliance, especially those of marriage and work. It thereby generates a pattern of increasing intergenerational dependence. The welfare state is self-perpetuating: By undermining productive social norms, welfare creates a need for even greater assistance in the future.
To Read more on this:http://www.heritage.org/poverty-and-inequality/report/the-war-poverty-after-50-years
As the charts above show. Government spending doesn’t fix our problems. As Reagan once said.
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.-Ronald Reagan 1981