As many others have written (excluding the MSM and generally complicit corporate media) there is 'no money" for public education and free higher Ed, universal not-for-profit Single Payer health care, the environmental crises, clean water or air, rebuilding Puerto Rico and other victims of natural disasters, protections of critical habitat, our agricultural pollinators, infant and elder care…on and on. But $717 Billion - that’s $717 Thousand Millions - to spend on war and the deaths and displacement of millions! Not to mention all those billion dollar plus contracts to build the instruments of death and endless war!
No money for all the things that make a nation truly “great”…the wealth is concentrated to buy politicians, nominations, elections, representation, and legislation that legalizes the enormous theft from society and vast profits for the few, the $717 thousand Million represents! Of course all those weapons must be used to create the demand for more and more obscene profits by and for the depraved…!
Our so-called “leaders” are criminals and liars, serving the depraved vision of life on earth and some twisted view of what an “economy” is…and should be!