Quote a right wing blogger "Funding our Defense has led to hundreds of thousands, of well paying union jobs in this country. (Boeing, Northrop, McDonnell Douglas, Raytheon, General Dynamics, DuPont, to name a few large contractors)"
These right wing bloggers seem unaware that this bloated military they crow about, consumes 50 cents of every tax dollar Americans pay. They just admitted that your tax dollars are subsidizing huge multinational corporations like '(Boeing, Northrop, McDonnell Douglas, Raytheon, General Dynamics, DuPont, to name a few large contractors)', this while Americans cannot afford to fund comprehensive health care for all its citizens or provide even basic housing, food or a good education for its poorest citizens or rebuild its crumbling infrastructure. These are the same corporations that suck up your tax dollars charging $20 for a 50 cent bolt. The same companies that through lobbyists are bribing , corrupting your governments at every level, then writing off their bribes as a tax deduction. Their self serving subversive actions making your governments ineffective, rendering them dysfunctional.
Republicans also rail at what they claim is the corrosive effect of socialism, yet fail to see that Americas military is the socialism in spades. Fifty cents of every tax dollar spent on a military I might add that has a presence in 140 plus countries around the world, destabilizing, corrupting, or antagonizing communities thousand of miles from American shores, all in the name of protecting US corporate interests and US colonial capitalism.
Right wingers like to rail at raising minimum wage to a living standard, yet fail to see where companies like Walmart owned by the richest family in America, have a business model that is predicated on your tax dollars subsidizing their poorly paid workers, ,through social programs paid with your tax dollars, for no other reason than increasing their companies bottom line and satisfying their companies sociopathic insatiable greed.