You are missing the point of the socialist economy. The military will become just another government check and fiefdom.
That’s why it will be good to see civil strife in cities when food and energy prices explode. At least the tyrannical government will be forced to deploy most of their resources dealing with the welfare mobs.
And these dirtballs will react badly when the SHTF. I had one welfare dirtbag in my office who wanted to be seen, but couldn’t use her insurance because it wasn’t loaded in the system. The staff told her that if she wanted to be seen today, she would have to self pay. This scum came back five times and hassled my staff to check on her insurance status.