Biden to Request (Yet Another) Record-Breaking Budget for the Pentagon to Waste

Oh, good. President Biden has already run up trillions in budget deficits, but he still wants more.

The White House is submitting its defense budget request to Congress, and it’s expected to request yet another record-breaking budget increase for the Pentagon.

Sources told Reuters this increase would “benefit the biggest U.S. defense contractors including Lockheed, Northrup Grumman Corp and General Dynamics Corp.”

Yes, because that’s exactly who needs taxpayer assistance right now! 

 

On this issue, most Republicans are just as profligate as Biden & company. Former President Donald Trump, for his part, requested a $752 billion defense budget in his last year in office.

Now, national defense is one of the core, few legitimate functions of the federal government. Some level of taxation and expenditure on defending the US from foreign invasion is obviously required. Yet the numbers being discussed here are obscenely high—and go far beyond what is necessary.

According to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the US spends more on defense than the next 11 countries—combined!

So, this latest budget request from President Biden isn’t merely a matter of keeping up with inflation. It’s a continuation of a long, wasteful, bipartisan trend of burning up taxpayer money to fill the Pentagon’s slush fund and the pockets of military contractors.

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Brad Polumbo is a libertarian-conservative journalist and co-founder of Based Politics. His work has been cited by top lawmakers such as Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Pat Toomey, Congresswoman Nancy Mace, Congressman Thomas Massie, and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, as well as by prominent media personalities such as Jordan Peterson, Sean Hannity, Dave Rubin, Ben Shapiro, and Mark Levin. Brad has also testified before the US Senate, appeared on Fox News and Fox Business, and written for publications such as USA Today, National Review, Newsweek, and the Daily Beast. He hosts the Breaking Boundaries podcast and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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