Australia is a US bloodsucker

Professor Paul Dibb and other learned defence analysts suggest Australia’s defence budget should increase from 1.56% of GDP to 2% of GDP when funds become available.
Our Ally the US has just reduced its defence budget from nearly 5% of GDP to 4.1% of GDP which has caused much concern in the Western Minister of Defence Stephen Smithdemocracies.
Even at this reduced defence spending the US is subsidising Australian defence spending to over $30 billion per year.
Add this up for the 70 odd years since WW2 that the Americans have been doing this and our “free ride” on the US tax payer becomes obscene and an embarrassing exploitation of a good friend.
Surely our pride and our concern for our own security demand we match the percentage of US GDP spending.

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