The United States has 5% of the world’s population, but 50% of the world’s guns.
The United States has 5% of the world’s population, but does 50% of the world’s military spending.
We used to use 50% of the world’s energy, too, but that has gone down to 25% now, not because we’re using less or saving more, but because China, India and Brazil have stepped their energy use UP by so much in the last 25 years.
It boggles my mind that half of our nation (the conservative side) seems to insist that we cannot cut military spending, but has no problem taking away social security benefits from those very citizens that carried us, and paid for us, and educated us, through the golden years of the United States between 1950 and 1970. Now they need us to take care of them, and we don’t seem to give a damn.
But by golly, we do have a lot of fire power. And nobody’s going to catch up with us on that!