I stumbled across an article today entitled “5 things that wouldn’t be happening if America were a functioning democracy” (link), and the second item on the list offers a haunted house peak inside the Liberal mind:
2. We Wouldn’t Spend So Much Money on Security for Rich People
Nationally, we spend over $1 trillion per year on defense. Not just the half-trillion Pentagon budget, but another half-trillion for veterans affairs, homeland security, “contingency operations,” and a variety of other miscellaneous military “necessities.”
But that’s not enough for the relative few at the top of our outrageously unequal society. The richest Americans build private fortresses to protect themselves from the rest of us, as they scoff at the notion of a 1950s-like progressive tax structure that would provide infrastructure funding for all of us.
Yes, those words appear like that.
I had to read it three times to test whether it was as ridiculous as it seemed the first time — answer: YES.
The author, Paul Buchhelt, seems to be saying that our national defense only benefits rich people.
I honestly don’t get it.
National defense is one of the few functions of government that can be said to benefit every man, woman, and child in our nation, without regard to socio-economic status or any sub-category for that matter.
Maybe a Liberal can it explain it to me in the comments section?