There are a number of forums this topic would fit in, how ever it fits best in here because it pertains to both education and media. Recently Obama
announced the US was out of money, the fact is we have been out of money since the federal reserve.
This isn't about the federal reserve, it is about how our past leaders continued to propagate the misuse and abuse of the public trust.
Following are some examples of this and a reasonable means to correct it.
Source US budget FY 2004
- Global Military Spending (in billions, per year)
After 9/11 US spending on anti-terrorism appropriately rose, but the budget still includes nuclear and other weapons designed to fight the Cold War.
Former Admirals, Generals and Pentagon officials agree that the US can safely reduce the Pentagon budget 15% ($60 billion)
**USA and Allies: $664 total, $401 USA/$263 Allies
*Axis of evil: $7
* With Iraq under US control, Axis countries now include Iran, N Korea
**Pentagon budget doesn't include the cost of the Iraq and Afghan wars.
We now know this figure to be in the trillions for those two conflicts
Selected Programs, in billions, per year
Children's Health: $41
K-12 education: $34
Humanitarian Foreign aid: $10
Head Start: $7
Reduce reliance on oil: $2
We can meet basic human needs at home and abroad by reducing obsolete Cold War weapons and investing 15% of the Pentagons budget in:
Provide Head Start for all eligible US kids- $2 billion/yr
Provide healthcare for all uninsured US kids- $13 billion/yr
Rebuild Americas schools over 10 years- $12 billion/yr
Achieve energy independence with clean technology- $8 billion/yr
Feed all of the worlds starving children- $ 25 billion/yr
*Pentagon budget figure doesn't include the cost of the Iraq and Afghan Wars
This post is similar to one I posted years ago, few members may recall it, it is obvious the government hasn't changed things since then. In fact the
spending only got worse and the problem made worse.
The government knew what is was doing before, and presidents of the past have made promises. People voted for them in vain, and now the mistakes have
compounded so bad there is a serious problem which should have never occured.
Yet out sourceing continues, and foreign nations own more of the USA than the USA does....
When will people listen to reason and be rational....if history repeats...never.
As an Ambassador of TrueMajority.org
I urge every one who reads this to keep the above in mind.
[edit on 23-5-2009 by ADVISOR]