I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
OMG Just Kill Me Now!
It's a wonder that we aren't all dead yet given that 43% of the US budget is spent now on death ...i.e our grossly bloated military spending). The U.S. is also getting closer to out spending the world collectively (yes the whole world) in military spending! This is just damn frightening. The kind of stuff that keeps me awake at night wondering if the sun will rise tomorrow.
We can't afford the cost of schools, books, food, housing, transportation...but we can buy more guns and war toys? Add into the mix that currently, the U.S.'s military budget is woefully inadequate to provide proper medical care for returning veterans of its two “wars of choice!
Has the lack of money for community development in favor of defence presented America with a Trojan horse? We have a model in the Soviet Union that continued to dump money into their military budget, while their economy became stagnate and died.
Maybe there's a silver lining or rosy glow to this.... Recently there has been bi-partisan support that failure to curb defense spending, would “do substantial damage to our economy and dramatically reduce our quality of life.” In other words, the longer the US maintains and feeds this bloated war machine, the close we come to become a 3rd world nation.