defense


Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of “Defense”

By Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams Mises Institute February 5, 2018   Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of “Defense”   Daniel McAdams from the Ron Paul Institute joins Jeff Deist for an unbridled discussion of the true costs of war. We know the US spends more on “defense” than many big countries combined, but what are […]

Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of "Defense"

There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget

There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget

By John J. Duncan, Jr. Ron Paul Institute November 17, 2017   There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget     Several times over my 29 years in Congress I have wondered whether there are any fiscal conservatives at the Pentagon. It seems that the Defense Department is just like every other […]


Audit the Pentagon

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute April 6, 2017   Audit the Pentagon   One of the benefits of being an extremely powerful lobby in Washington is the ability to live off the taxpayers without ever having to tell the taxpayers what you they with their money. This includes two of the most powerful lobbies in DC: […]


The Blowback Begins: Marine Demands Same Treatment As Hillary

The Blowback Begins: Marine Demands Same Treatment As Hillary

By Against Crony Capitalism July 8, 2016     I think there are a lot of people out there who would like to, and likely will mount a “Hillary defense.” (From Zerohedge)   The FBI’s decision to recommend that no charges be brought against Hillary Clinton has been labeled a double standard of epic proportions, […]


7 unbelievable ways the government wasted your money in 2015

By Against Crony Capitalism January 5, 2015   7 unbelievable ways the government wasted your money in 2015     Top o’ the list? The F-35 joint strike fighter. This is one of the areas where conservatives need to come to terms with reality. Often “defense” is just a big, giant, massive works program for […]


No, the Military Has Not Withered Away Under Obama

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org November 17, 2015   No, the Military Has Not Withered Away Under Obama   It is common to see articles and columns in the Conservative media claiming that President Obama is engaging in “historic defense cuts.” There are claims that not in decades has the military ever endured such budget slashing. “Romney […]


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Ron Paul on the Next US Defense Secretary

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute   Ron Paul on the Next US Defense Secretary   As the US media reported that President Obama was expected to nominate Ashton Carter to be the next Secretary of Defense, RPI Chairman Ron Paul was not optimistic. There is no reason to believe that Carter, a long-time Pentagon […]


Pentagon ‘big winner’ in $1T omnibus bill (Defense contractors too, Taxpayers lose)

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino Pentagon ‘big winner’ in $1T omnibus bill (Defense contractors too, Taxpayers lose)     Everyone is dancing around up in DC today. The defense contractors, the Pentagon, the members of Congress with boondoggle weapon system projects in their districts. (Which is to say nearly every member of Congress.) Happy […]


Ron Paul Rewind: Defense Spending vs. Empire Spending

  Source: http://ronpaulinstitute.org By Chris Rossini Ron Paul Rewind: Defense Spending vs. Empire Spending   Last year, debate “moderators” from Fox News had a hard time understanding the difference between legitimate spending on defending the U.S. versus the wasteful spending on the military empire. Dr. Paul explained it with passion and in true smackdown form, […]


55 Reasons Why You Should Buy Products That Are Made In America This Holiday Season 1

Source: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog This is the time of the year when Americans run out to their favorite retail stores and fill up their shopping carts with lots of cheap plastic crap made by workers in foreign countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages.  By doing this, the […]