2 February 2010

Three-quarter trillion, and what do you get?

Another year older and deeper in debt...

We spend about the same amount as the rest of the entire world combined on offense (I refuse to use the propagandic term "defense"), and we now have the Obama administration in the middle of a financial meltdown saying we need to pour the national purse into the lap of the corrupt military-industrial complex so that they can buy some new fancy space-age gadgets and aircraft engines for . . . who in the hell knows--a secret invasion by Alpha Centaurians? When I see the three-quarter of a trillion price tag, I have a hard time taking seriously any of the budgetary hair-pulling over a few hundred-million here or there for education or a billion or two for a train system. If we can toss something towards a trillion in a hole, we evidently have enough money to do anything.

5 comments:

libhom said...

These budget priorities are just plain crazy.

Karlo said...

I was hoping that Obama would bring some sliver of change, however miniscule. In the area of defense spending, my hopes were completely misguided.

Vancouver Voyeur said...

And they're bitching about the cost of a public health care system why? I guess we as a society believe its better to spend obscene amounts of money killing people than a few million keeping people alive.

Karlo said...

It is obscene.

David said...

Right On, Karlo. the contrast there just boggles the mind. America has gone nuts with fear...