Teachers Not Guns

Abby Zimet

A new report from SIPRI, a Swedish think tank, shows U.S. military spending has almost doubled since 2001, soaring 81% compared to 32.5% in the rest of the world. We spend a mind-boggling $698 billion, or almost six times that of China, the next largest spender. Do let's kill Medicare and health care and decent pay for teachers, though. Obscene.


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