In a new interview with host Jesse Ventura at RT, former presidential candidate and House of Representatives Member Ron Paul discusses the harm imposed on the American economy by the succession of US wars over the last few decades, from the Korean War onward, that drain money away from prosperity-building activities in America.
"Just think if all the money we have spent overseas since World War II ended, if that money had been left in this country to let wealth grow," proposes Paul.
Had that happened, Paul says there would not be so many people using food stamps, the middle class would not be dwindling, and the jobs situation would be better in America.
While the American economy in general has been hurt by the wars, Paul notes that some Americans have benefited financially. Paul concludes,