Why exactly do we need to raise the military budget? To continue causing more harm than good with our massive, largely-ineffective presence in the Middle East? To start another pointless war that will ultimately spiral into countless more? To increase the seemingly-endless profits of defense contractors? What needs to be our number one concern as a nation is helping our people at home, and we can start by diverting money from the military and into programs for things such as education and welfare. If we keep declaring wars that we either can't finish properly or can't finish at all we'll just keep causing countless new conflicts to arise across the globe, but if we do something back home we may actually be able to help out the American people as a whole.