How to Understand Taxpayer Cost of the Military

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.

FLIP SIDE 

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.

Cost of Military

From: MilitaryEducation.org

Jeff Olen is a writer/editor for KoN Media and an old fashioned American who believes the human spirit will always prevail. He leaves his emotions in print for others to experience his passion.

Author: Jeff Olen

Jeff Olen is a writer/editor for KoN Media and an old fashioned American who believes the human spirit will always prevail. He leaves his emotions in print for others to experience his passion.

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