It is difficult for many people to even start to wrap their heads around the cost of our military. Some people don’t even understand that our taxes pay for the military. The following infographic looks at the amount of taxpayer dollars spent funding specific military equipment. It then compares these prices to items that the average American can relate to. By doing this, US citizens can see how their tax money is being used by the government compared to alternatives such as spending it on homes, education and health insurance.
The enormous cost of our American Military is the price of FREEDOM and paramount to our National Security, understanding the cost of the military is similar to understanding the cost of NASA. While we do not always see a direct tangible benefit with the expense, these are both areas that the United States needs to stay ahead in to maintain our way of life. The cost is irrelevant.