Sunday, April 25, 2010
I am happy that Huffington Post caught up with the right answer to give any tea partier who ask what do the government do with his tax money:
It gives almost 50% of it to the Army to make war and gives the rest to Wall Street just for the hell of it.
Give my regard to all the Bushes for me.
Or give it to them in another language:
Dept. of Defence Spending Budget : 663,700,000,000
Dept. of Small Business Spending Budget: 700,000,000
Dept. of Education Spending Budget: 46,700,000,000
Dept. of Social Securities Spending Budget:11,600,000,000
And that doesn't take into account the Stimulus bill - or Recovery Act - that I like to call the New Deal Extra Light and that tries, timidly, to correct the wrongs done over the years in our messed-up-priorities case of a democracy.
But AlterNet have some startling headlines and keen analysis that always makes me want to dig deeper.
Here's some that should warrant your attention:
* Moyers: Six Banks Control 60% of Gross National Product -- Is the U.S. at the Mercy of an Unstoppable Oligarchy?