Sunday , 19 May 2024

Face the Facts #8: U.S. Military Spends 58% of Total Spent By World’s Top 10 Military Powers


The U.S. outspends China, the next-biggest military power, by nearly 6-to-1. Check out today’s infographic to see which nations round out the top 10 – and in the “What Do Others Say?” section below, explore more about the costs and benefits of superpower status.

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This is the 8th in a series* of 100 facts about big issues facing American voters which are being presented by every day until the election to help Americans debunk myths, hold better conversations, get involved, and make choices as smarter citizens.

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Fact#8* Released: Aug. 6, 2012 National Security

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Previous Facts:

1. Fact #1: Revenue Does Not Cover Core US Programs

2. Fact #2: The U.S. Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World

3. Fact #3: Overspending on Education in U.S. Doesn’t Buy Genius

4. Fact #4 from Twice the Time Now Spent in Traffic Congestion vs. 2010

5. Fact #5: 44% of Jobless Are Unemployed Longer Than 6 Months!

6. Fact #6: America – A Super Rich Country With Supersized Hunger Pangs and Supersized Waste

7. Fact #7: U.S. Owes $Trillions to Other Countries – and to Its Citizens!