May 19, 2016 at 02:48PM on Facebook

“The other elephant in the room is that the current political status quo is to spend over *half a trillion dollars per year* on the military. So you’re against universal health care or college education because you don’t think it can be paid for, but you’re happy for your government to spend that amount of money on your military when the last time you actually had to defend yourselves was over two centuries ago? When you’re willing to sacrifice so many of the best parts of a socialist democracy in order to fund a military juggernaut that has to go out looking for things to shoot, your priorities are ridiculously lopsided.”
How US political discussions sound to an Australian.

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