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What the Fuck is wrong with you people?
According to sources close to the Pentagon and Congress, the military will probably be asking for another $100 Billion dollars next year for the Iraq thing. I say thing because I have no idea what it has become. Certainly it’s not a war. A colonization? A police operation? A zombie invasion? What the fuck is it anymore?
Whatever it is, one thing’s for sure. It’s costing a shit load of money. To date, I believe they’ve spent about $277 Billion dollars. I don’t care who you are, even the biggest country in the world, that’s a lot of money.
We are still quite a long ways away from being done with this thing. Next year’s $100 Billion is not unique, this is going to be a regular pattern of the things to come.
We have the largest deficit in the history of this country. We owe trillions of dollars to people like China (fantastic human rights records), and Saudi Arbia (fantastic human rights). Of course, we're still giving the super rich a break cause they sure could use it.
Meanwhile, there are more people living under in the poverty line than ever. Our personal debts are at an all time high (can't blame them, they're just learning from their governement).
I know wars are expensive, but somewhere in there, someone HAS to be fucking up big time or getting cheated out of their money. How do you go through $277 Billion dollars in a year and a half?!!! Most governments can run countries for decades for that type of money.
Hell, we could really use that money here in this country. Our education is so horribly funded that we’re falling behind other countries. As the CEO of Intel said recently, many companies are having to move their operations elsewhere not because of cost, but because the number of highly educated people are becoming more scarce in this country.
In case you want to argue that there are more people going to higher education than ever, look at the type of schools that includes (many more on-line ones). Students are coming out of colleges with over $100K in debts. Great way to start a young person’s life. How can any of them even think about going to grad school?
Look at the trends in this country. People are getting less educated. People are becoming more religious and conservative. The military is taking the majority of the country’s funds. The class separation between the wealth and the not continues to expand.
That’s fucking wonderful. We’re becoming the state the terrorists have always dreamed about.
You say we’re safer? Is being safer worth the cost of becoming a a bunch of fucking in-debt uneducated religiously fanatic militants?
I’ll let you decide that for yourself.