The ‘defense’ budget is three quarters of a trillion dollars. Profits went up last year well over 25%. I guarantee you: when war becomes that profitable, we’re going to see more of it.
In one of those “news” alerts I tend to ignore these days for the sake of my sanity, I learned that some doucheweasel presently occupying the office of President of the United States is proposing a 10 percent rise in defense spending, accompanied by massive cuts to other federal agencies.
This weasel-president apparently said his budget would “propose ‘historic’ increases in spending to bolster the country’s ‘depleted military,’ and he said it would also support law enforcement in an effort to reduce crime.”
I gotz nuthin’.
Well, except this: REQUIRE U.S. DEFENSE CONTRACTORS TO OPERATE AS NON-PROFITS KTHXBYE.