The US military budget is already greater than the military spending of Russia, China, Japan, Britain, Australia.... COMBINED! There is absolutely NO need for this increase, considering we still have thousands of brand new, never used tanks, etc...rusting away in government surplus. Given the amount of other more valuable ways we could be spending this money (*ahem. EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, ENERGY INDEPENDENCE...) this is clearly another example of a government for sale to the highest bidder, not for the people.