According to Politifact, as of 2014 ( the most recent year the info was available), the US outspent China 3-1 in defense. China being the second highest nation for defense spending. At what point is enough, enough? Is it 5-1, 20-1, 1000-1? At some point we need to stop rallying around fear. Our current budget is far more than what is needed. We have the most nuclear weapons, we have to most of everything. It is time to stop flooding money to an already bloated budget and redistribute that money internally. Can you begin to imagine the good we could do with that surplus; schools, healthcare, spending on roads and bridges - whatever we collectively think we be a better use. Because let us be honest, that money would be better spent almost anywhere than funding our continued fear.