I agree we should decrease the amount we spend on defense, we should actually spend less on everything. However, the military is clearly discussed in the US Constitution as a function of the federal goverement. Healthcare and education are not mentioned, and better handled at the state level. You offer no evidence to support your claim that healthcare would be less expensive if under the control of the federal goverement. Comparing our healthcare system to small European countries, that have populations the size of US cities, is not remotely appropriate. If you would like to see an example of federally run healthcare, go to a VA.