The Washington Post: The last thing Europe needs right now is an army

No. The last thing the United States needs right now are allies that don’t pitch in.

The United States is effectively subsidizing the national health care plans of European states as well as its other much-ballyhooed social safety net. The fact that we spend billions, if not trillions, defending Europe’s otherwise open borders means that we have less for our own people.

This article neglects to factor in that calculus. The United States, though still the wealthiest country in world history can no longer afford to shoulder this burden, nor should it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2016/10/11/the-last-thing-europe-needs-right-now-is-an-army/