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US Military Spending

According to information published in the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Military Expenditure Database for 2010, following is the amount of money spent on military spending by the top 10 countries in the world, based on 2009 dollars:

1 United States-$687.1 billion
2 People's Republic of China-$114.3 billion
3 France-$61.3 billion
4 United Kingdom-$57.4 billion
5 Russia-$52.6 billion
6 Japan-$51.4 billion
7 Germany-$46.8 billion
8 Saudi Arabia-$42.9 billion
9 Italy-$38.2 billion
10 India-$34.8 billion

Poll #1808606 Military Spending

Assuming the above figures to be correct, US military spending is

Much too high
42(89.4%)
A little too high
1(2.1%)
About right
3(6.4%)
A little too low
1(2.1%)
Much too low
0(0.0%)

Taking into account the responsibilities that the United States has, if you had control to decide this, how much would you cut US military spending by?

I wouldn't cut it, I would increase it
1(2.2%)
I wouldn't cut or increase it, I'd leave it as is
2(4.3%)
No more than 10%
5(10.9%)
Between 10 and 25%
10(21.7%)
Between 25-40%
8(17.4%)
Between 40-50%
2(4.3%)
Between 50-75%
12(26.1%)
Over 75%
6(13.0%)
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