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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 10:26 AM

Save Our Cities… Cut the Real Fat! | Philip A. Farruggio [View all]

Phil Farruggio

Philip A. Farruggio
-- World News Trust

Jan. 27, 2014

Once we who do not earn more than $1 million a year wake up, real "hope and change" will occur.

Unlike the right-wing rhetoric that has seeped down into that of the so-called progressives, AKA Democrats, the fat is not where the hypocrites say it is. No, the waste is not focused on so called "entitlements" (welfare, food stamps, Obamacare etc). The real waste is to be found in the fact that more than 50 percent of each of our federal taxes goes for military spending.

Before you get up on your high horse and tell me I do not support our troops, the grunts only get less than $50,000 a year of a total cost of over $1 million yearly to keep one of them in places like Afghanistan. Think about that for a minute. Someone in the private sector is making lots of money… your tax money on our military.

Years ago, when the debate would come up as to those welfare queens who rip us off (and many did), this writer would inform his right-wing supporting friends that one B-1 bomb costs $1 million. How many welfare cheats and others who get "entitlements" does that one bomb’s cost cover?

Congress just voted to spend more than $500 billion of your tax money on military spending for 2014… while our cities are crumbling physically, economically and spiritually. Services are being cut or sold out to private industry (for profits that are unnecessary), library and school budgets lowered… everything we need is becoming in short supply: fire personnel and equipment, local police, ambulance services… need I go on?



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