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Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes about military spending and the federal budget for Third Way Cafe:

Currently the United States spends more on defense than nearly all other countries combined. Yet in the budget proposals that Congress is discussing, funding levels for the Pentagon remain virtually unchanged. Some actually increase the amount compared to last year’s budget.

This unquestioning support for military spending comes at the same time that poverty programs, which make up a much smaller part of federal spending, are facing dramatic cuts. Cutting weapons programs which, in some cases, the military itself deems excessive would eliminate the need to cut food, housing and heating assistance.

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