Originally posted by harrytuttle
You always hear people say that "throwing money" at the education problem won't work.
Or "throwing money" at socialized health care won't work.
Or "throwing money" at rehabilitating drug addicts won't work.
But those exact same people seem to think that "throwing money" at the war is somehow going to miraculously accomplish the mission (what ever that
Can somebody please explain this to me?
It's even more bizarre this country does this since we don't have a red cent to our name anymore, with the National Debt being at an all time high
It just seems like there's some serious DoubleThink going on, 1984 style.
[edit on 28-7-2010 by harrytuttle]
Ok, get a pen and paper to take notes. Bottom line- everybody's chasing the same buck. Education, health care, drug addicts- hell, you name it- it's
all financed with tax dollars and there's a lot of competition for those dollars.
Now, those loony sounding people who want to spend more money in Afghanistan and Iraq to accomplish exactly jack squat aren't nearly as loony as you
might think. These are fellow patriotic citizens who own stock in companies like KBR, Halliburton, Blackwater (Xe), Lockheed etc. That's where all
the war dollars go. Well, to be fair a very small pittance goes to the guys getting blown to bits on a daily basis but the lion's share goes to the
The way they get the dollars over any other noble cause is by scaring the sh*t out of everyone with never ending references to terror, terrorism,
terrorists yada yada yada. And these terrorists who still travel on donkeys are going to somehow make it over here and blow you up while you're
carousing Spencer Gifts down at the local mall. You get the picture.
The methadone clinic could do the same thing by just having some of their more sordid looking clients hang out under street lights in affluent
neighborhoods shooting dope. Within a week the city will be in an uproar and the clinic will get the funding it wants even if the mayor has to pony up
Down on the farm it's called "tall hog at the trough" (the tall hog being able to squeeze the little guys out). In our case the tall hog is the
group who has the most frightful spin on their story. Crackheads, eh. Johnny can't read, eh. Socialized health care, eh. But those scary, turban
wearing, donkey riding guys with RPGs, Kalashnikovs and a map to Springfield Mall get the prize. Give those generals whatever they want!
It's all supply and demand. The Corporatocracy supplies the bowel loosening terror stories, through the government propaganda arm (the media), and we
demand protection even if we have to spend ourselves into third world oblivion.
The really hilarious part that Americans never figure out is that we could put the Taliban and al-Qaeda on the government payroll at say, two million
dollars per man per year with and additional stipend of say half a million dollars for each wife and child and we'd save nearly 15 billion dollars
per year. Think they'd still hate us then? Assuming, of course, that we promise to stop shooting missiles at birthday parties, weddings and family
Are we all clear on how this works now?