The Air Force, Army and Navy have requested approximately $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2010 for new systems and expanded capabilities. The pentagon's fiscal year 2010 budget request wants to increase the Air Force's Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft programs to 50 combat air patrols by fiscal year 2011-an increase of nearly 300% since fiscal year 2007. In 2000, DOD had fewer than 50 unmanned aircraft in its inventory; as of October 2009, this number had grown to more than 6,800.
DoD 2010 budget (read capital destruction) to increase by 300% from 2007
So, in this time to economic depression, high unemployment how will the poor taxpayers' money be spent? Will the government ever accept to reduce their expenditure? — the answer is NO — or size? — still NO. Let's not forget that Barack Obama is the Piece Nobel Prize laureate. So it totally makes sense to read this kind of quotes: