“The Military won this time, which is good as both Clinton and Obama came close to destroying a modern military.....at GREAT COST to the United States taxpayers...it has had to be rebuilt to be a major player in today’s unceasingly dangerous world.”
A military deployed around the world at great cost is worthless if millions of illegal immigrants are streaming across the border resulting in the extortion of billions of dollars from citizens to provide the illegals with social services. The most expensive military on the planet by several times is worthless when foreigners colluding with our politicians and business men strip what was the greatest industrial infrastructure on the planet to a shell, selling it of to foreign nations and destroying the middle class. The most powerful military in the world is worthless if a tyrannical federal government spies daily on its citizens, uses secret courts to intimidate and punish its political opponents, and daily violates the liberties enshrined in the Constitution.
Trump was apparently persuaded by McConnell and Ryan that additional dollars for the military were worth abandoning his other goals/promises and capitulating to the progressive agenda. There was another, better option which the president apparently did not consider. Bring the troops home from around the world and use the savings to fund the purchases of arms and supplies the military requires to defend the homeland. End the “foreign adventures” our founding fathers wisely warned us against. Deploy the troops along the southern border to end the invasion. A barrier of deployed soldiers would be as effective as a physical barrier.
The average American citizen is much more likely to be killed by an illegal immigrant on any given day than by an ISIS soldier hiding in a cave in Iraq or Afghanistan. Yet we spend trillions on a never ending deployment of troops to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Korea, Japan and other nations.
A nation being gutted from within by treachery and a flow of illegals across the border cannot be saved by troops dying in the deserts of Iraq to preserve the flow of oil for western Europeans who will not fund their own defense. When a nation’s currency becomes worthless due to excessive borrowing and money printing, and its economy completely collapses, the rusting tanks and aircraft carriers it borrowed to build will not feed its starving people or protect it from the foreign lenders who swoop in to pick clean the carcass.