The TRUE cost of US Military Equipment (and what else it could have bought)

This infographic takes a look at the amount of tax payer money that goes into funding specific military equipment ranging from the ‘small’ items to the truly gargantuan in price. The graphic then compare these prices to things that the average American can relate to such as median income, cost of a college education, health insurance, or the price of buying a home. The goal of doing this is to show the viewer how their tax money is being used compared to various other things it could be used to acheive.

While we believe that there is a need to maintain US military supremacy, we also feel that the spending that goes on by the Department of Defense is often unjustified and is rather a consequence of the military-industrial complex that Dwight Eisenhower famously warned about.


In the movie the Big Lebowski…

The $0.69 check the Dude writes at Ralph’s for half and half is dated September 11, 1991, exactly ten years before the 9/11 attacks. While he is writing the check, George H.W. Bush can be heard on the television railing against Saddam Hussein. 


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