posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 08:09 PM
The reality of this is so absurd that we need a country wide discussion as to the direction we, as a society would like to go! I have always been
disgusted by the ludicrous amounts of money we spend on our military, however this takes the cake for it is a single project!
Since they are going to tax us anyways, which income tax being constitutional is debatable, we have a duty to direct which way they spend the money
they take from us. There is no excuse to allow our money to be spent on weapons of war when they can be spent on helping all who need help. Which
crosses all demographics.
On any given night in 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development concluded, there were an estimated 600,000 homeless Americans
living on the streets. Numerous studies, however, have showed that rather than putting money into temporary shelters or incarceration, communities
have saved millions of dollars by investing in permanent homes for the homeless. A recent report showed that in one Florida community, it cost
taxpayers an estimated $30,000 to take the homeless off the streets through traditional methods, but only around $10,000 per person to give them
permanent housing and provide job training and other support. Expanding that concept to the Federal level, even taking into account things like
varying real estate prices around the country, it’s possible that $7.4 billion would be more than enough to start a program nationwide. With the
full amount spent on the F-35 at its disposal, the U.S. could afford to purchase every person on the streets a $664,000 home.
We have to begin demanding change, that is all that there is too it. Our federal government has been out of control for far too long, it is very clear
that our politicians have no interest in standing for the people. They are far too busy enjoying the money they get from whichever corporation you
would like to list. This goes far beyond partisan politics, we can see that very clearly and this is a shining example of what I am talking about!
Put simply it our responsibility to keep our government in check, that is all, far too many war crimes have been committed in our names and continue
to be done. It is not even worth mention these crimes for they are and have been apparent.
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