America spends more on its military than THE NEXT 15 COUNTRIES COMBINED. By 2033 the U.S. will be paying $59 billion a year to its veterans injured in the wars. The yearly cost of stationing one soldier in Iraq could feed 60 American families. The pentagon budget consumes 80% of individual income tax revenue. The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety.