This graphic -- produced during the Obama administration -- helps explain why (see if you can spot "Canada" in this graphic):
Other links (from reader, see first comment):
Two other ways of comparing military expenditures. Canada and Germany are getting a benefit from the USA's largess..If really interested in this, see this link which will provide links to spreadsheets and PDFs. See poll at the sidebar in which we ask what percent of GDP the US spends on defense.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditure_per_capita (Germany & Canada are approx. $400 per capita)
So, it doesn't get cluttered, we will close out the poll in which we asked whether President Trump should re-appoint Yellen to be the Fed chairman or replace her with Gary Cohn?
- Yellen: 30%
- Cohn: 70%