Billions for guns, and one won't kill
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For several years now, U.S. defense spending has outpaced the military expenditures of all the rest of the world combined, but somehow the average American feels short-changed. The staggeringly large budget -- featuring a spending rate of $1.75 billion per day - seems to have too little room for maintaining vermin-free veterans' care facilities, or putting better armor on all humvees in Iraq.
The San Francisco Chronicle