While funding our nation's defense is important, we spend more than the next nine countries combined and a lot of it is wastefully done due to the influence of the military industrial complex. It is not inherently or always a bad thing, but today the complex's lobbyists fund politicians to support increases in spending/involve our military in unnecessary intervention efforts. They make exorbitant profits of this legislation and the cycle keeps going around. For example, this can be observed by looking at Lockheed, Raytheon, and Northrup repeatedly beating profit estimates by extreme amounts in excess of 100+% over the past 4 years or so since entering Syria. I don't know how much the entire complex has benefited but over the past 50 years stocks in military-industries have risen 27,699% versus 6,777% for the broad market according to a study by Morgan Stanley. There are thousands of Abrams M1 tanks costing billion, now sitting unused but also requiring expensive maintenance. Bottom line, while funding our military is fundamentally important, it should be done so with purpose directed by our National Security Strategy- which Trump specifically has shown no vision for. It is an utter waste to increase defense spending to such a level, even more so now that we are pulling out of Syria.