The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety . The United States of America spends more money on its military than the next eight nations combined.with 200,000 troops stationed in over 144 countries, The Facts About Military That Will Blow Your Mind is that

  • By 2033 the U.S. will be paying $59 billion a year to its veterans injured in the wars
  • America's defense spending doubled in the same period that its economy shrunk from 32 to 23 percent of global output*
  • The yearly cost of stationing one soldier in Iraq could feed 60 American families
  • In 2008, the Pentagon spent more money every five seconds in Iraq than the average American earned in a year
  • The pentagon budget consumes 80% of individual income tax revenue
  • The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety
  • The U.S. has 5% of the world's population -- but almost 50% of the world's total military expenditure