What would be the effect of America investing their entire military budget in healthcare/small businesses for the next 50 years?

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My answer to What would be the effect of America investing their entire military budget in healthcare/small busines…

Answer by Ken Larson:

Monumental improvement in infrastructure, health and employment would occur if we invested only 25% of our military budget in what you have described. We need to have national defense, but you are referring to amounts that have exceeded $800 Billion annually in recent years and are currently planned in excess of $600 Billion.

We sell too many weapons of warfare to other countries.

Many find their way into to wrong hands, as evidenced by the horrendous misuse and abuse of our weapons in the Middle East.

“DOD BUZZ”

U.S. sales of conventional weaponry worldwide through a Pentagon agency totaled about $40 billion in 2015.

However, the $40 billion was only a fraction of the more than $200 billion in arms estimated to have been sold separately by U.S. defense firms in 2015 under commercial licenses.

US Again Tops Global Market in Arms Sales

We and our large defense companies who are experiencing the best years in their history need to understand that military victory is dead.

Other solutions are far more productive and the technology “Bang for the Buck” must be directed to areas like U.S. infrastructure, education and medical care.

Military Victory is Dead

Here is a way to get there: Take out the fat in our military budget:

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Red Flags of Waste in the FY 2017 Defense Budget

What would be the effect of America investing their entire military budget in healthcare/small businesses for the next 50 years?

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2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Volunteer MicroMentor. I specialize in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses beginning work for the Federal Government. MicroMentor is a non-profit organization offering free assistance to small business in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. You can set up a case with me at MicroMentor by going to: http://www.micromentor.org/ key words: "Federal Government Contracting"

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