Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Defense Costs in Perspective

While the Milwaukee JS seems to be embarking on the "Pentagon Costs a Lot" boat, here's a reality check statistic:

Mr. Bush's request would only bring defense outlays to 4.2% of GDP, or about 20% of total federal spending. That compares to 4.7% of GDP even under Jimmy Carter

(Source: WSJ, HT Betsy)

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