Don’t spend on Canadian military
It’s bewildering to me how easily our government and our warmongering neighbours spend money on what they consider important. Namely, the military.
It gets billions in unnecessary funding. U.S. President Donald Trump wants to increase military spending by US$51 billion and yet, the people are fighting for health care, improvements in education and social programs but these issues are not a priority. War is at the top of his list.
For us, we need billiondollar jets, for what? Who is attacking us? Our health care and social programs need a huge influx of cash but we don’t have the money for that. We need jets? Ridiculous. We don’t even need a military.
We are under the umbrella of the U.S. If we were threatened, the U.S. would protect us because that would mean that an enemy is near them, too. Yes, we do need military reserves to aid in times of disasters, and that’s it.
As a Canadian, I have never felt the threat of war against us and never will. We are safe with nothing to worry about.
If war comes about, it will be nuclear and all will be obliterated. You can’t defend against that with foot soldiers or jets. So, let’s get real and spend our time and money on what’s really important — us.
Bob Lucyshyn, Belle River