48% of discretionary gov’t spending on military
48% of discretionary spending was for our military in 2009, as per nationalpriorities.org. 11% was spent on education, and 6% on housing. Spending for the security of our country is important, but we should also unite against another common enemy, the pre-Obama healthcare system. It pains me that we can spend 48% on war and fighting, but we can’t take care of our own at home. It is in the common interest of all Americans to have a universal health care system. With this in mind, think about all of the medical ailments that could be prevented. A healthier society is a happier society, and a happier society produces more.