$500mm+ a year?!? On what? Lack of transparency. How are we okay spending $500mm a year on our intelligence apparatus and not okay spending $250mm a year on improving roads, bridges and our rail system. This is an example of the hypocritical republican establishment. They call big government when it directly helps the American people and when it helps themselves they say it's for national security. Despite all the wars we have entered and the money we have spent since 2001, I do not feel safer. Enough is enough.