Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.James Madison, Political Observations, 1795
The 15 countries with the highest spending account for over 82% of the total; The USA is responsible for 43 per cent of the world total, distantly followed by the China (7.3% of world share), UK (3.7%), France (3.6%), and Russia (3.6%)Source
Romney defense plan throws money at PentagonNot only falling math and test scores, but crumbling schools, an antiquated and decaying transportation system, stealing money from the Grandma and Grandpa's Social Security, by calling it an 'entitlement' program, which is a Big Lie, since they've been paying into SS for decades and had been counting on getting THEIR money back when retiring from a lifetime of work.
If you've been fretting about faltering math education and falling test scores here in the United States, you should be worried based on this campaign season of Republican math. When it comes to the American military, the leading Republican presidential candidates evidently only learned to add and multiply, never subtract or divide.
All that money being shoveled at Wall Street, Israel and the Pentagon leaves only crumbs that fall out of the pig trough for 'We the People' to try and survive on and it's not a good, kind or decent way for the government, which is supposed to be the SERVANT of the people, but is now actually the Overlord, laughing in our faces as they live like royalty from kickbacks, the revolving door and corruption.
At least 372 former members of Congress have went thru that revolving door, into the public sector, where their corporate and Zionist masters give them cushy jobs, paying seven plus figures, not to do any actual work, but as a reward for years and years of faithful service to the Empire, Israel, Wall Street and defense contractors.
Or is Romney and the other Republican Clown Class of 2012 pandering to that 'SLC,' by letting them know they'll spend as much of OUR money necessary to keep 'Betty Nuttyahoo' and his band of murderous marauders in charge of 'Stolenland,' letting them steal more land from the indigenous Palestinians and maintaining the world's largest concentration camp, Gaza?
Congress Sees Middle East Through AIPAC-Colored GlassesHow the poor and what's left of the middle-class manage to keep a roof over their family's head, feed and clothe them is beyond me, since they same ones giving all of OUR money away also crafted laws to give corporations huge tax breaks to move their manufacturing facilities first to Mexico, then to China.
During August (2011( recess this year, 81 members of Congress went on a junket to Israel funded by the Israel lobby group AIPAC (well, funded by the American Israel Education Fund, but they are really one and the same) to "learn first-hand about one of our closest friends and allies.” While the representatives insist they got a balanced view, their itinerary belies that claim: 95% of their time was spent hearing the Israeli government point of view, with only one token meeting with Palestinian reps.
What's that leave our kids? A future where you can go far in the field of flipping hamburgers for the 'Clown,' or work as a slave wage for WalMart?
YES, since the Pentagon Piggies want more, more and more. When they finally help collapse the economy due to all the bloated spending on weapons on 'perceived' enemies, and the people finally rouse from their slumber and start rioting, that's when those weapons will come in handy for the PTB, since they'll be turned against Americans, shooting them down like 17th Century French peasants.
Advocates of Pentagon reform have criticized President Obama for his timid approach to reducing military spending. Despite current Pentagon budgets that have hovered at the highest levels since World War II and 13 years of steady growth, the administration's latest plans would only reduce spending at the Department of Defense by 1.6% in inflation-adjusted dollars over the next five years.China's aircraft carrier was once a floating casino? WTF?
Still, compared to his main Republican opponents, Obama is a T. Rex of budget slashers. After all, despite their stated commitment to reducing the deficit (while cutting taxes on the rich yet more), the Republican contenders are intent on raising Pentagon spending dramatically. Mitt Romney has staked out the "high ground" in the latest round of Republican math with a proposal to set Pentagon spending at 4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). That would, in fact add up to an astonishing $8.3 trillion dollars over the next decade, one-third more than current, already bloated Pentagon plans.
As Romney put it late last year, if the U.S. doesn't pump up its shipbuilding budget, China will soon be "brushing aside an inferior American Navy in the Pacific." This must be news to former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who noted in a May 2010 speech to the Navy League that the fleet is larger than the next 13 navies combined -- 11 of which, by the way, belong to U.S. allies. As for the Chinese challenge, much has been made of China's new aircraft carrier, which actually turns out to be a refurbished vessel purchased from Ukraine in 1998 and originally intended to be a floating casino. It would leave the U.S. with only an 11 to 1 advantage in this category.
Nothing against China, but it seems like pitting a former floating casino against those multi-billion dollar gigantic carriers the USA has stationed all over the world is a joke.
Like the new $6.2 billion US aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, which stretches 1,092 feet and displaces over 100,000 tons, making her one of the world’s largest warships. Her top speed exceeds 30 knots and powered with two nuclear reactors, she can operate for more than 20 years without refueling.
So who do you think would win a battle between a 24 year old former casino converted into an aircraft carrier and the Navy's newest death dealer?
But China is smart, much smarter than the USA, since they hold several trillion dollars in US cash and a trillion or so more in US Treasury Bills. If the Pentagon war-mongers start a fight against China, all she has to do is to start dumping all those reserves and you can kiss our economy goodbye.
"No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." A very prescient prediction from 1795 that is coming true, happening right before our very eyes.
Please WTFU America and help take back our nation from these liars, thieves, buffoons, corrupted, sold-out political hacks and mass-murderers before we're reduced to living in tents and fighting over food scraps in dumpsters and garbage cans.
AIPAC Controls Congress, Government - Paul Craig Roberts