I’ve said before we spend far too much on the military-industrial complex in this country. Hell I even worked with one in my career.
But this article compares having a child in Sweden and the U.S. Here’s what I’ll say the Swedish system has a government that wants people to have children. To the point where they pay for each child, have universal healthcare, etc. The U.S. has the inverse. We do non paid 12 weeks, the Swedish system does 480 days paid. The article even mentions just maybe we could stop military misadventure and take a few percent to stimulate families in the U.S. Who could argue with that I mean really does a politician really want to get up in front of the public and say he doesn’t support families?
When you consider our nominal military budget is $690 Billion. Hell I’d take $90 Billion off that and do the system Sweden has here in the United States. BTW, the woman in Sweden is a U.S. expat.