I believe the United States Armed Forces has to be increased, immediately. If not for the reason our Military is smaller than all of our foes combined, than for the fact we're relying on a minority of epic proportions to protect three hundred million American citizens. We can debate the economics about this later, but for now, please consider these statistics:
1. The population of the United States is 310,000,000.
2. 118,000,000 Americans are fit for Military Service.
3. Our Armed Forces total 3,400,000 service members.
Do the above mentioned numbers bother anyone else? Because it bothers me that our Nation is relying on just 1.1% of the population to defend the other 98.9%, and that only 40% of that 1.1% are Active Duty. Call me crazy, but that's cause for concern, especially when our Armed Forces rank only 8th in the world in size.
What say you?
As to how we can afford an expansion of the Military:
Cut the Department of Health and Human Services ($900 billion).
Cut the Department of Agriculture ($110 billion).
Cut the Department's of Education and HUD ($85 billion).
We'll have an extra $1.1 trillion to spend on the Military and the Debt.
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