Just an interesting factoid I was pondering today.

Over the six years of WWII, we spent, in today’s dollars, a total of roughly $4.2 trillion.  That comes out to around $700 billion/year.

Our 2012 budget for the military/homeland security-industrial complex was around $1.25 trillion-ish and we’ve run roughly a $750-800 billion tab each year over the past decade.

Makes ya think…


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