US defense spending will surge past $1 trillion per year and get surprisingly little

The US spends $890 billion on defense in 2019 [4-5% of GDP]. Continuing this rate of spending will mean the US Navy would shrink to 230 ships in 2047. Increasing costs for ships and planes and other military equipment cannot be contained. China is a rising power and is increasing its military size by spending about 2% of GDP and $200-300 billion per year. Russia spends about $50-60 billion but has aggressive use of its military.

The US has just been fighting terrorists in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq and had taken their focus off of China and Russia. Now the US military planners are caring about China and Russia. They claim that the US has to boost the Navy by 75 ships and the Air Force by 940 planes or the military will not be able to match up with China and Russia in the future.

2019 US military budget

The US authorized $717 billion defense budget for 2019. There is a base defense budget of $639 billion and overseas contingency operations funding total of another $69 billion.

It does not include about $181.3 billion. The Department of Veterans Affairs ($83.1 billion), the State Department ($28.3 billion), Homeland Security ($46 billion), FBI and Cybersecurity in the Department of Justice ($8.8 billion) and the National Nuclear Security Administration in the Department of Energy ($21.9 billion).

It includes $40.8 billion to “overcome the crisis in military aviation” by purchasing more equipment, $17.7 billion to rehabilitate worn-out Army equipment and $23.5 billion to upgrade and repair “crumbling military buildings and other infrastructure.”

There is a 2.6 percent pay raise.

The US bought
77 new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters,
15 KC-46 Pegasus aircraft
a fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier
three Littoral Combat Ships and
six polar icebreakers

Air Force is pushing for 386 air squadrons which is 940 more planes and adding $37 billion per year

The US Air Force wants to go from 312 operational squadrons to 386. The annual additional cost would be about $37 billion at a time when budget projections show no increase, and up to 94,000 additional personnel, active and reserve. The Air Force would require a total of about 940 more aircraft to fill the operational units as well as the associated training, maintenance, and test requirements.

This does not include the money for the hypersonic weapons development or new combat lasers.

The US Army wants big six modernization

The Army needs “an additional $2-3 billion per year,” above its already generous 2019 budget, to fund its Big Six modernization priorities in the 2020s, says a new strategy document submitted to Congress.

Bigger 355 ship Navy plan and its $38 billion per year added operating cost

The Navy wants to go to 355 ships up from about 280 now. This will boost procurement by about ten billion per year. Operating costs would go up by $38 billion per year.

CBO estimates that, over the next 30 years, meeting the 355-ship goal with new-ship construction alone would cost an average of $26.7 billion annually (in 2017 dollars). Combining that shipbuilding program with service life extension programs (commonly called SLEPs) for some existing ships to achieve a 355-ship fleet faster would cost an average of $27.5 billion annually. The costs for those SLEPs would be concentrated over the next 10 years. The smaller fleets would cost less: If the Navy was kept at its current size, shipbuilding costs would average $22.4 billion annually. By contrast, if funding for the fleet was kept at roughly historical levels, shipbuilding costs would average $16.8 billion per year.

CBO expects that the costs for operation and support for all of the alternatives—even a substantially smaller fleet—would be higher in 2047 in real (inflation-adjusted) terms than comparable costs for the existing fleet. By 2047, the annual cost (in 2017 dollars) of operating a 355-ship fleet would be about $38 billion (or 68 percent) more than the $56 billion the current fleet of 280 ships costs to operate. Overall, costs for the alternative that would include SLEPs would be higher in earlier years because some of the ships would be retired later than under the first alternative. A fleet that maintained the size and composition of the current fleet would cost $22 billion (or 39 percent) more in 2047. And the smallest fleet would still cost $12 billion (or 21 percent) more than the fleet costs to operate today.

77 thoughts on “US defense spending will surge past $1 trillion per year and get surprisingly little”

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  3. China is a rising power””Yet more NBF wu mau crock of crap. And even if true”” it will only be a regional power. No threat to the US.In fact that is what we want. We WANT Japan and India and China going at each other cold war or hot war. As long as no true Asian power/hegemony rises we come out ahead. Having all those players at each others throats is the cheapest means to do so. Call it ‘controlled chaos’.The reason why we are seemingly getting ‘nothing’ from all this increase is simple: All that is being spent now is to restore our military after being de-facto crippled by the Obama Disaster. And if a lot of pork gets spent on (mostly) GOP contributing contractors/voters in the process”” well even better.”””

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  4. The whole procurement process is notoriously cronyistic and corrupt, so I’m not surprised that we get so much less per-dollar-spent compared to countries like Russia and China.

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  5. China is a rising power” Yet more NBF wu mau crock of crap. And even if true, it will only be a regional power. No threat to the US. In fact, that is what we want. We WANT Japan and India and China going at each other, cold war or hot war. As long as no true Asian power/hegemony rises, we come out ahead. Having all those players at each others throats is the cheapest means to do so. Call it ‘controlled chaos’. The reason why we are seemingly getting ‘nothing’ from all this increase is simple: All that is being spent now is to restore our military after being de-facto crippled by the Obama Disaster. And if a lot of pork gets spent on (mostly) GOP contributing contractors/voters in the process, well even better.

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  6. The whole procurement process is notoriously cronyistic and corrupt so I’m not surprised that we get so much less per-dollar-spent compared to countries like Russia and China.

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  7. What won’t happen? . I’m responsible for the deficit? Wow! That’s amazing! I learn something new every day. Or was your reply simply what it appears to be: An act of desperate lashing out simply because The B!tch lost in ’16. You really should seek treatment for your TDS. Seriously, it can lead to heart attacks and strokes if left untreated.

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  8. Luckily this won’t happen because you and the other self-professed Tea Partiers are out there fighting to keep the deficit down. Otherwise you’d just be a hypocrite.

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  9. What won’t happen? .I’m responsible for the deficit? Wow! That’s amazing! I learn something new every day.Or was your reply simply what it appears to be: An act of desperate lashing out simply because The B!tch lost in ’16.You really should seek treatment for your TDS. Seriously it can lead to heart attacks and strokes if left untreated.

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  10. Luckily this won’t happen because you and the other self-professed Tea Partiers are out there fighting to keep the deficit down. Otherwise you’d just be a hypocrite.

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  11. 97–98 1981–1985 Reagan Republican 32.5% 43.8% +823 +11.3 99–100 1985–1989 Reagan Republican 43.8% 53.1% +1,050 +9.3 101–102 1989–1993 Bush Sr. Republican 53.1% 66.1% +1,483 +13.0 103–104 1993–1997 Clinton Democratic 66.1% 65.4% +1,018 -0.7 105–106 1997–2001 Clinton Democratic 65.4% 56.4% +401 -9.0 107–108 2001–2005 Bush Republican 56.4% 63.5% +2,135 +7.1 109–110 2005–2009 Bush Republican 63.5% 84.2% +3,971 +20.7 111–112 2009–2013 Obama Democratic 84.2% 102.7% +6,061 +100 Now US debt is around 110% of GDP and flying high!!

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  12. In order for me to be called a hypocrite over the deficit — which is what you did — I have to be actually responsible for it. I am not nor do I see you even try to spin the malarky that I am. You have real logic comparison problems. Comes from that TDS. The B!tch Lost, dude. Get over it. You’ll be a happier camper that way. And I didn’t call you a Watermelon. If you construed my references to include you as such, that was all in YOUR head also. Therefore, that is all on you, not me.

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  13. Nobody said you were responsible. I said you were a hypocrite. You call me and my kind watermelons, I call you a hypocrite. See?

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  14. 97–98 1981–1985 Reagan Republican 32.5{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 43.8{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +823 +11.399–100 1985–1989 Reagan Republican 43.8{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 53.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +1050 +9.3101–102 1989–1993 Bush Sr. Republican 53.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 66.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +1483 +13.0103–104 1993–1997 Clinton Democratic 66.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 65.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +1018 -0.7105–106 1997–2001 Clinton Democratic 65.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 56.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +401 -9.0107–108 2001–2005 Bush Republican 56.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 63.5{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +2135 +7.1109–110 2005–2009 Bush Republican 63.5{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 84.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +3971 +20.7111–112 2009–2013 Obama Democratic 84.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 102.7{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +6061 +100 Now US debt is around 110{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} of GDP and flying high!!”

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  15. In order for me to be called a hypocrite over the deficit — which is what you did — I have to be actually responsible for it. I am not nor do I see you even try to spin the malarky that I am.You have real logic comparison problems. Comes from that TDS. The B!tch Lost dude. Get over it. You’ll be a happier camper that way. And I didn’t call you a Watermelon. If you construed my references to include you as such that was all in YOUR head also. Therefore that is all on you not me.

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  16. Nobody said you were responsible. I said you were a hypocrite. You call me and my kind watermelons I call you a hypocrite. See?

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  17. I agree with you on letting them duke it out, we can be the silent but deadly ally in the corner. (I’m of course referring to Japan’s ally…not China’s) I’m all for a great military, but it needs reform, far to much waste goes on in the DoD. Like Brent was saying, I am a tea party kinda guy. I don’t live above my means, and I don’t believe our government should be any different. As much as I love virtually everything Trump has done, I can’t condone his fiscal responsibilities (or lack their of). We truly need a balanced budget amendment added to our constitution.

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  18. I agree with you on letting them duke it out we can be the silent but deadly ally in the corner. (I’m of course referring to Japan’s ally…not China’s)I’m all for a great military but it needs reform far to much waste goes on in the DoD.Like Brent was saying I am a tea party kinda guy. I don’t live above my means and I don’t believe our government should be any different. As much as I love virtually everything Trump has done I can’t condone his fiscal responsibilities (or lack their of). We truly need a balanced budget amendment added to our constitution.

    Reply
  19. Military budget from country like China should be calculated using Purchasing Power Parity not nominal GDP. China is not buying much equipment from abroad so there’s no need to exchanging rmb to $.China’s GDP PPP in 2018 is at least $25200 billions. If they are really spending just 2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} it will be around $500 billion per year. Chinese are also a lot more efficient in their spending they aren’t wasting billions for hundreds of military bases around the world weterans pensions etc but investing mostly in R&D and hardware construction.China and US budgets devoted to military are getting equal really fast.Because China’s PPP is growing so fast even without increasing the percentage China should have larger budget than US around 2020.

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  20. Military budget from country like China should be calculated using Purchasing Power Parity not nominal GDP. China is not buying much equipment from abroad, so there’s no need to exchanging rmb to $. China’s GDP PPP in 2018 is at least $25200 billions. If they are really spending just 2% it will be around $500 billion per year. Chinese are also a lot more efficient in their spending, they aren’t wasting billions for hundreds of military bases around the world, weterans pensions etc, but investing mostly in R&D and hardware construction. China and US budgets devoted to military are getting equal really fast. Because China’s PPP is growing so fast, even without increasing the percentage China should have larger budget than US around 2020.

    Reply
  21. Military budget from country like China should be calculated using Purchasing Power Parity not nominal GDP. China is not buying much equipment from abroad, so there’s no need to exchanging rmb to $. China’s GDP PPP in 2018 is at least $25200 billions. If they are really spending just 2% it will be around $500 billion per year. Chinese are also a lot more efficient in their spending, they aren’t wasting billions for hundreds of military bases around the world, weterans pensions etc, but investing mostly in R&D and hardware construction. China and US budgets devoted to military are getting equal really fast. Because China’s PPP is growing so fast, even without increasing the percentage China should have larger budget than US around 2020.

    Reply
  22. Military budget from country like China should be calculated using Purchasing Power Parity not nominal GDP. China is not buying much equipment from abroad so there’s no need to exchanging rmb to $.China’s GDP PPP in 2018 is at least $25200 billions. If they are really spending just 2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} it will be around $500 billion per year. Chinese are also a lot more efficient in their spending they aren’t wasting billions for hundreds of military bases around the world weterans pensions etc but investing mostly in R&D and hardware construction.China and US budgets devoted to military are getting equal really fast.Because China’s PPP is growing so fast even without increasing the percentage China should have larger budget than US around 2020.

    Reply
  23. I agree with you on letting them duke it out, we can be the silent but deadly ally in the corner. (I’m of course referring to Japan’s ally…not China’s) I’m all for a great military, but it needs reform, far to much waste goes on in the DoD. Like Brent was saying, I am a tea party kinda guy. I don’t live above my means, and I don’t believe our government should be any different. As much as I love virtually everything Trump has done, I can’t condone his fiscal responsibilities (or lack their of). We truly need a balanced budget amendment added to our constitution.

    Reply
  24. I agree with you on letting them duke it out we can be the silent but deadly ally in the corner. (I’m of course referring to Japan’s ally…not China’s)I’m all for a great military but it needs reform far to much waste goes on in the DoD.Like Brent was saying I am a tea party kinda guy. I don’t live above my means and I don’t believe our government should be any different. As much as I love virtually everything Trump has done I can’t condone his fiscal responsibilities (or lack their of). We truly need a balanced budget amendment added to our constitution.

    Reply
  25. 97–98 1981–1985 Reagan Republican 32.5% 43.8% +823 +11.3 99–100 1985–1989 Reagan Republican 43.8% 53.1% +1,050 +9.3 101–102 1989–1993 Bush Sr. Republican 53.1% 66.1% +1,483 +13.0 103–104 1993–1997 Clinton Democratic 66.1% 65.4% +1,018 -0.7 105–106 1997–2001 Clinton Democratic 65.4% 56.4% +401 -9.0 107–108 2001–2005 Bush Republican 56.4% 63.5% +2,135 +7.1 109–110 2005–2009 Bush Republican 63.5% 84.2% +3,971 +20.7 111–112 2009–2013 Obama Democratic 84.2% 102.7% +6,061 +100 Now US debt is around 110% of GDP and flying high!!

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  26. 97–98 1981–1985 Reagan Republican 32.5{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 43.8{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +823 +11.399–100 1985–1989 Reagan Republican 43.8{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 53.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +1050 +9.3101–102 1989–1993 Bush Sr. Republican 53.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 66.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +1483 +13.0103–104 1993–1997 Clinton Democratic 66.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 65.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +1018 -0.7105–106 1997–2001 Clinton Democratic 65.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 56.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +401 -9.0107–108 2001–2005 Bush Republican 56.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 63.5{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +2135 +7.1109–110 2005–2009 Bush Republican 63.5{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 84.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +3971 +20.7111–112 2009–2013 Obama Democratic 84.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} 102.7{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} +6061 +100 Now US debt is around 110{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} of GDP and flying high!!”

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  27. In order for me to be called a hypocrite over the deficit — which is what you did — I have to be actually responsible for it. I am not nor do I see you even try to spin the malarky that I am. You have real logic comparison problems. Comes from that TDS. The B!tch Lost, dude. Get over it. You’ll be a happier camper that way. And I didn’t call you a Watermelon. If you construed my references to include you as such, that was all in YOUR head also. Therefore, that is all on you, not me.

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  28. In order for me to be called a hypocrite over the deficit — which is what you did — I have to be actually responsible for it. I am not nor do I see you even try to spin the malarky that I am.You have real logic comparison problems. Comes from that TDS. The B!tch Lost dude. Get over it. You’ll be a happier camper that way. And I didn’t call you a Watermelon. If you construed my references to include you as such that was all in YOUR head also. Therefore that is all on you not me.

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  29. Nobody said you were responsible. I said you were a hypocrite. You call me and my kind watermelons, I call you a hypocrite. See?

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  30. Nobody said you were responsible. I said you were a hypocrite. You call me and my kind watermelons I call you a hypocrite. See?

    Reply
  31. What won’t happen? . I’m responsible for the deficit? Wow! That’s amazing! I learn something new every day. Or was your reply simply what it appears to be: An act of desperate lashing out simply because The B!tch lost in ’16. You really should seek treatment for your TDS. Seriously, it can lead to heart attacks and strokes if left untreated.

    Reply
  32. What won’t happen? .I’m responsible for the deficit? Wow! That’s amazing! I learn something new every day.Or was your reply simply what it appears to be: An act of desperate lashing out simply because The B!tch lost in ’16.You really should seek treatment for your TDS. Seriously it can lead to heart attacks and strokes if left untreated.

    Reply
  33. Military budget from country like China should be calculated using Purchasing Power Parity not nominal GDP. China is not buying much equipment from abroad, so there’s no need to exchanging rmb to $.

    China’s GDP PPP in 2018 is at least $25200 billions. If they are really spending just 2% it will be around $500 billion per year.

    Chinese are also a lot more efficient in their spending, they aren’t wasting billions for hundreds of military bases around the world, weterans pensions etc, but investing mostly in R&D and hardware construction.

    China and US budgets devoted to military are getting equal really fast.
    Because China’s PPP is growing so fast, even without increasing the percentage China should have larger budget than US around 2020.

    Reply
  34. Luckily this won’t happen because you and the other self-professed Tea Partiers are out there fighting to keep the deficit down. Otherwise you’d just be a hypocrite.

    Reply
  35. Luckily this won’t happen because you and the other self-professed Tea Partiers are out there fighting to keep the deficit down. Otherwise you’d just be a hypocrite.

    Reply
  36. The whole procurement process is notoriously cronyistic and corrupt, so I’m not surprised that we get so much less per-dollar-spent compared to countries like Russia and China.

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  37. The whole procurement process is notoriously cronyistic and corrupt so I’m not surprised that we get so much less per-dollar-spent compared to countries like Russia and China.

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  38. China is a rising power” Yet more NBF wu mau crock of crap. And even if true, it will only be a regional power. No threat to the US. In fact, that is what we want. We WANT Japan and India and China going at each other, cold war or hot war. As long as no true Asian power/hegemony rises, we come out ahead. Having all those players at each others throats is the cheapest means to do so. Call it ‘controlled chaos’. The reason why we are seemingly getting ‘nothing’ from all this increase is simple: All that is being spent now is to restore our military after being de-facto crippled by the Obama Disaster. And if a lot of pork gets spent on (mostly) GOP contributing contractors/voters in the process, well even better.

    Reply
  39. China is a rising power””Yet more NBF wu mau crock of crap. And even if true”” it will only be a regional power. No threat to the US.In fact that is what we want. We WANT Japan and India and China going at each other cold war or hot war. As long as no true Asian power/hegemony rises we come out ahead. Having all those players at each others throats is the cheapest means to do so. Call it ‘controlled chaos’.The reason why we are seemingly getting ‘nothing’ from all this increase is simple: All that is being spent now is to restore our military after being de-facto crippled by the Obama Disaster. And if a lot of pork gets spent on (mostly) GOP contributing contractors/voters in the process”” well even better.”””

    Reply
  40. I agree with you on letting them duke it out, we can be the silent but deadly ally in the corner. (I’m of course referring to Japan’s ally…not China’s)
    I’m all for a great military, but it needs reform, far to much waste goes on in the DoD.
    Like Brent was saying, I am a tea party kinda guy. I don’t live above my means, and I don’t believe our government should be any different. As much as I love virtually everything Trump has done, I can’t condone his fiscal responsibilities (or lack their of).
    We truly need a balanced budget amendment added to our constitution.

    Reply
  41. 97–98 1981–1985 Reagan Republican 32.5% 43.8% +823 +11.3
    99–100 1985–1989 Reagan Republican 43.8% 53.1% +1,050 +9.3
    101–102 1989–1993 Bush Sr. Republican 53.1% 66.1% +1,483 +13.0
    103–104 1993–1997 Clinton Democratic 66.1% 65.4% +1,018 -0.7
    105–106 1997–2001 Clinton Democratic 65.4% 56.4% +401 -9.0
    107–108 2001–2005 Bush Republican 56.4% 63.5% +2,135 +7.1
    109–110 2005–2009 Bush Republican 63.5% 84.2% +3,971 +20.7
    111–112 2009–2013 Obama Democratic 84.2% 102.7% +6,061 +100

    Now US debt is around 110% of GDP and flying high!!

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  42. In order for me to be called a hypocrite over the deficit — which is what you did — I have to be actually responsible for it. I am not nor do I see you even try to spin the malarky that I am.

    You have real logic comparison problems. Comes from that TDS. The B!tch Lost, dude. Get over it. You’ll be a happier camper that way.

    And I didn’t call you a Watermelon. If you construed my references to include you as such, that was all in YOUR head also. Therefore, that is all on you, not me.

    Reply
  43. What won’t happen? .

    I’m responsible for the deficit? Wow! That’s amazing! I learn something new every day.

    Or was your reply simply what it appears to be: An act of desperate lashing out simply because The B!tch lost in ’16.

    You really should seek treatment for your TDS. Seriously, it can lead to heart attacks and strokes if left untreated.

    Reply
  44. The whole procurement process is notoriously cronyistic and corrupt, so I’m not surprised that we get so much less per-dollar-spent compared to countries like Russia and China.

    Reply
  45. “China is a rising power”

    Yet more NBF wu mau crock of crap. And even if true, it will only be a regional power. No threat to the US.

    In fact, that is what we want. We WANT Japan and India and China going at each other, cold war or hot war. As long as no true Asian power/hegemony rises, we come out ahead. Having all those players at each others throats is the cheapest means to do so. Call it ‘controlled chaos’.

    The reason why we are seemingly getting ‘nothing’ from all this increase is simple: All that is being spent now is to restore our military after being de-facto crippled by the Obama Disaster.

    And if a lot of pork gets spent on (mostly) GOP contributing contractors/voters in the process, well even better.

    Reply

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