Bullshit or not?

Assumption 1: There is a trade off between welfare state spending and
military spending.

Assumption 2: The more you spend on military, the more a gov't can project
power abroad.

Assumption 3: The Median European voter prefers more welfare state than
Americans, who prefer more military spending.

Conclusion 1: Americans per capita get more military than Europeans.
Conclusion 2: Americans per capita are more able to project their
millitary across the globe.
Conclusion 3: Preferences for welfare state drives the power imbalance
between Europe and America.

Fabio


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