Warfare State

Congress Wants Even More Military Money Than Trump’s Already-Ridiculous Increase

Spending more than six times the next largest world military just isn’t enough any more.

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are planning to propose a defense budget of $640 billion for 2018, a $37 billion increase over the Trump administration’s $603 billion request.

House Armed Services chairman Mac Thornberry told reporters Thursday he plans to set the topline of the House’s annual defense authorization bill to $640 billion, along with a $65 billion war budget. And Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain also plans to set his committee’s bill at $640 billion, two sources familiar with his plans told CNN.

Source: Congress proposes defense budget $37 billion higher than Trump’s – CNNPolitics.com

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