How to save half a trillion dollars a year to cut deficit in one easy move,

Here’s an easy way of cutting the deficit. Take half a billion dollars a year out of defense spending and the US would still be spending about 84 billion more than the second biggest spender… China. Is the US really so weak that it needs to have so many more bombs to have a chance to defend itself? Of course not. this is just a budget for aggression. The US spends around 42.8% of the global military expenditure.

SIPRI Military Expenditure Database

This list is based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Military Expenditure Database for 2010 (in constant 2009 ). It also includes military expenditure data as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009. (Note: this graph uses US dollars (USD) as its monetary code).[1]
Rank Country Military expenditure, 2010[2] % of GDP, 2009
1 United states 698,105,000,000 4.7%
2 People’s Republic of China 114,000,000,000 2.2%
3 France 61,285,000,000 2.5%
4 United Kingdom 57,424,000,000 2.7%
5 Russia 52,586,000,000 4.3%
6 Japan 51,420,000,000 1.0%
7 Germany 46,848,000,000 1.4%
8 Saudi Arabia 39,200,000,000 11.2%
9 Italy 38,303,000,000 1.8%
10 India 36,030,000,000 1.8%
11 Brazil 27,120,000,000 1.6%
12 Australia 26,900,000,000 1.9%
13 South Korea 26,550,000,000 2.9%
14 Spain 25,507,470,000 1.1%
15 Turkey 25,000,000,000 2.7%
16 Canada 21,800,000,000 1.5%
17 Israel 16,000,000,000 6.3%
18 United Arab Emirates 15,749,000,000 7.3%
19 Republic of China (Taiwan) 15,000,000,000 2.4%
20 Netherlands 11,604,000,000 1.5%
21 Afghanistan 11,600,000,000j 1.8%
22 Poland 10,800,000,000 1.8%
23 Greece 10,398,498,000 3.2%
24 Singapore 9,829,496,000 4.3%
25 Colombia 9,191,000,000 3.7%
26 Iran 9,174,000,000 1.8%
27 Egypt 7,150,000,000 2.1%
28 Pakistan 6,410,000,000 2.8%
29 Mexico 6,300,000,000 0.5%
30 Norway 6,200,000,000 1.6%
31 Algeria 6,000,000,000 3.8%
32 Sweden 5,500,000,000 1.2%
33 Thailand 5,200,000,000 1.9%
34 Indonesia 4,740,000,000 0.9%
35 Kuwait 4,700,000,000 4.4%
36 Iraq 4,663,000,000 5.4%
37 Belgium 4,544,000,000 1.2%
38 Denmark 4,330,000,000 1.4%
39 Austria 3,650,000,000 0.9%
40 Oman 4,047,000,000 9.7%
41 Switzerland 4,000,000,000 0.8%
42 Venezuela 4,000,000,000 1.3%
43 Portugal 3,825,843,000 2.1%
44 Angola 3,774,000,000 4.2%
45 Chile 3,620,000,000 3.5%
46 South Africa 3,160,000,000 1.3%
47 Finland 4,051,320,000 1.5%
48 Ukraine 1,200,000,000 2.9%
49 Malaysia 3,500,000,000 2.0%
50 Morocco 3,256,000,000 3.4%

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