140 million people are poor in the richest nation in the world. Given what we spend on our bloated military budget, I know we can end poverty in America once and for all.
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) June 4, 2021
Here’s how our nation’s military expenditures stack up against the rest of the world:
🇺🇸 $ 731.8B
🇨🇳 $ 261B
🇮🇳 $ 71.1B
🇷🇺 $ 65.1B
🇫🇷 $ 50.1B
🇩🇪 $ 49B
🇬🇧 $ 48.7B
🇯🇵 $ 47.6B
🇰🇷 $ 43.9B
Our bloated military budget is just a slush fund for endless wars. Let’s instead invest in our people.
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) May 6, 2021