A new study puts the cost of our invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan at about $75,000 per U.S. household.
Struggling families desperately want relief and turn to the easy way out, which is using other (more privileged) people’s money through government (thus legal) programs. We were driven left by the wasteful Vietnam war and now, as much as, $6 trillion has been spent frivolously fighting distant and ineffective enemies on the other side of the world once again.
Wealth grows in a free economy. When $6 trillion is misspent and removed from the common good, people believe the system isn’t working. The fools who claim to represent the right are unwittingly promoting leftist ideology by favoring big government solutions in international affairs that waste enough money to edge us toward poverty and thus desperate, and counterproductive, belief in socialist policies.