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Response to DrewFlorida (Reply #82)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 05:41 AM

83. Sorry I didn't mean to be rude

 

I will bear your comment in mind in the future.

The GOP and MIC propaganda is all pervasive.

I should have said "subjected to" too much MIC propaganda.


It appears on ALL TV channels and ALL the main papers.

Not quite so much on MSNBC but how much anti military spending do you see even on there?

The politicians outright lie about military spending every day.
Boehner : "the military cuts (in the fiscal cliff sequestration) will have a drastic effect on our National Defense."
Total garbage - they could find $24bn from petty cash.
But nobody - not from the GOP or the Dems or the mainstream media calls him out about it.

You won't see any analysis of military spending from any mainstream media outlet or any politician.

This was a great one on here
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022048300
Military spending is 60% of discretionary spending.
Education gets 6%.
DHS gets over half what America spends on public Education (3.5% of discretionary spending).

Switzerland spends $700 per person per year on civil and national defense.
America spends over $4,000.
If America spent the equivalent per person as Switzerland it would spend $220bn a year - not $1,219bn.
There is ALL of America's budget deficit right there. (91% of it)

America has got it's priorities all wrong.
And nobody in the mainstream even discusses it.

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