reply to post by signalfire
is one dollar that the Pentagon has to source elsewhere in order to kill innocent people on the other side of the planet and maintain hundreds of
bases in other countries. The US Military would make the Roman Legion blush with shame at its viciousness.
That is an effing joke because the simple fact of SS,medicare,medicaid,foodstamps, and SSI,free homes, and other must haves.
More money is spent on social programs than the last decade of war or the entire defense budget.
Take a good damn hard look at social engineering programs.
It is nothing but corporate fascism.
Take from the haves give to the have nots all so they can go out and buy more 'stuff'.
Is there any GD reason this country is 17 trillion dollars in debt?
Rather obvious why.
edit on 6-12-2013 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Social Security Basic Facts (Printer Friendly Version)
In 2013, almost 58 million Americans will receive $816 billion in Social Security benefits.
June 2013 Beneficiary Data
Retired workers 37 million $47.4 billion $1,269 average monthly benefit
dependents 2.9 million $ 1.8 billion
Disabled workers 8.9 million $ 10 billion $1,129 average monthly benefit
dependents 2.1 million $ .69 billion
Survivors 6.2 million $ 6.6 billion $1,221 average monthly benefit
U.S. Military Spending, $ Billions
In inflation-adjusted dollars, SIPRI's measure of U.S. military spending rose sharply after the terrorist attacks of 2001.
In calendar year 2012, military spending declined from $711 billion to $668 billion.
In dollar terms, this was the largest decline since 1991.
The reduction in U.S. operations in the Middle East and the sequester mean this figure is likely to fall again in 2013.
so... your statement about "total cost of war for a decade" is patently false. i couldnt find this years total us military spedning but...
the difference as we look at these figures, is only about 1-200 billion per year
i think your math is way out if you think military spending for 10 years is the same as one years social security.
but of course you knew that and were simply trying to garner support for your antisocialism bandwagon.