Remarks at Peace Resource Center of San Diego, June 23, 2018.
There are three things that are almost always underestimated: the U.S. military budget, altruism, and sadism.
First, the military budget.
The U.S. military budget, including all things military in various departments, is roughly 60% of federal discretionary spending, meaning the spending that Congress members decide on each year. It is also, by my very rough estimate, the topic of well under 1% of the discussions of government spending