You will get no argument from me that the US spends too much money on the Pentagon. But I do not believe it is a false premise…..we are almost $20 trillion in debt with no way out (wait until interest rates return to historical norms). Aside from health care, there is food, housing, utilities, infrastructure, etc., that “poor” people need and all resources are limited. A philosophy has developed in our country that goes something like “don’t worry, if you can’t take care of yourself we will take care of you”. That is simply not sustainable.