Just so we remember that’s 716 thousand millions!
This is what the MICC and “defense” industry has done to our nation…exactly what Dwight Eisenhower warned against! Both political parties serve the same master; vulture capitalism and rampant corrupt greed! The perfidy of the betrayal is especially contemptible in the current DINO “democratic” party.
The USA was founded on the premise of no King and no military dictatorship, with equal as a premise and certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
After the coup, we are no longer such a civilian nation with a military, but have fallen to the same enemies as before.
We are now a military/corporate dominated and ruled nation with a civilian sector…some call that dictatorship or fascism…a government that works not for society and the people’s future and real “security” that includes all the things and qualities that have been usurped and destroyed to serve the war-machine. We now labor under a dictatorship of for-profit everything; war, education, health-care, everything is subverted to serve Mammon…a predatory and invasive parasite, with the people the host.
While our “elected” reps serve the hydra of greed at every turn, citizens, families, infrastructure, education, health care, infant and senior care are being destroyed and relegated to a lesser status…not for society but for the rulers and their masters!
All the things that make a nation really strong, moral, just and “great”, not just well-armed are led by complicit self-interested system of people of little to no moral compass or integrity…only shiny objects trotted-out once in a while to con the rubes…and.ill-educated “leadership”, largely ignorant of life on earth outside their own narrow spheres of interest…and corruption.