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War Spending Will Bankrupt America

Posted on 2018.02.17 at 11:44
More fake news from those crazy far right wingers...

The Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America

Why throw money at defense when everything is falling down around us? Do we need to spend more money on our military (about $600 billion this year) than the next seven countries combined? Do we need 1.4 million active military personnel and 850,000 reserves when the enemy at the moment — ISIS — numbers in the low tens of thousands? If so, it seems there’s something radically wrong with our strategy. Should 55% of the federal government’s discretionary spending go to the military and only 3% to transportation when the toll in American lives is far greater from failing infrastructure than from terrorism? Does California need nearly as many active military bases (31, according to militarybases.com) as it has UC and state university campuses (33)? And does the state need more active duty military personnel (168,000, according to Governing magazine) than public elementary school teachers (139,000)?”— Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times


Ninja Nick
nick_101 at 2018-02-17 19:19 (UTC) (Lien)
Endless war spending and those billionaire tax cuts will be the debt of us all.
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2018-02-18 01:35 (UTC) (Lien)
We are fucked.

I was going to do a post on the tax cuts, but never did cuz I ran out of time. Maybe I should still do that.

The point is: Let's all throw our money into a hole in the ground. And kill people so we get countries all opposed to us. Makes great sense. For those billionaires.
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