Our military budget alone is beyond excessive and obnoxious. We spend 610 billion per year policing the whole world and interfering where we don't belong. We don't do this because of "terrorism" that's just the marketing to get people to accept it. We do this to control the resources of other countries and to line the pockets of a handful of elites around the world.
Saudi Arabia's government is the biggest group of terrorists in the Middle East and they are "our allies". They are rolling in enough dough that they could help their own people all over the region and they don't because, like our govt. here, they also don't care a lick for the common man. They only care about power and money.
We could afford to make very significant cuts to our military budget and still have the largest military in the world. That money could be allocated to fix the water in Flint for example, or to stop homelessness, and also to develop the clean energy systems that would take away our dependence on oil, but that wouldn't serve the interests of the military industrial complex we've been feeding for decades.
Instead, our govt. fully intends to strip away any social safety net we have. They have no desire to serve the people here, they haven't in decades and until the people rise up in defiance, they never will again. Unfortunately, until enough people are bled and squeezed by our current system to feel the pain, it will only get worse. The govt. doesn't serve the people - they serve their own best financial interests here and abroad.