Money to fight AIDS is a good thing, we are saving lives, and helping to prevent the spread of disease. Money spent to kill Iraqi citizens is not a good thing. 9/11 shouldn't have cost the taxpayer anything, the Saudis should have paid for that. Even the war on terror has misspent funds. We are trying to buy influence in a region that hates us and most everything we stand for. Bought friends rarely stay bought..
Our infrastructure is falling apart while we "spread democracy" on the other side of the world..and you are OK with that?
Taking care of our own needs first will generate more jobs here in the USA. If we want sufficient tax revenue with low tax rates, we need more employment at a living wage. It makes no sense to want to pay our people low wages and then expect them to pay taxes as well. It sounds like you want to subsidize business and enrich stock holders at the expense of those who are barely squeaking by.