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Kevin Cullen

Giving back to the other ‘1 percent’

There has been a lot of talk this election cycle about the 1 percent, the richest people in this country. But there’s been very little said about the other 1 percent — the 1 percent of Americans who have put their lives on the line and their blood in the sand for the past decade.

We will end up spending somewhere north of $2 trillion — that’s trillion with a T — on the wars that followed 9/11. What will we spend on the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines we sent to fight them?

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