The US cannot afford to be a superpower anymore because its massive military spending is causing the nation’s infrastructure to collapse resulting in the deaths of many more Americans, says investigative journalist Wayne Madsen.
He made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Monday when asked about remarks by former congressman Ron Paul who called the new US military spending plan a “recipe for disaster” that would destroy the country’s economy.
“Next year’s military spending plan keeps the US on track toward destruction of its economy at home while provoking new resentment over US interventionism overseas. It is a recipe for disaster,” Paul wrote in an article published on his website on Sunday.
“I certainly agree with Ron Paul,” Madsen said. “It’s absolutely true that we can no longer afford” this notion of being the world’s “superpower.”
“There comes with a terrible price to our nation’s collapsing infrastructure, we’re going to see many more train derailments because of aging rail lines and bridges and we’re going to see other infrastructure collapse with many more Americans dying as a result of catastrophic infrastructure failure,” he added.