Moral Outrage
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Money for Death but not for Life

A Democratic bill to prevent 1.7 million mortgage foreclosures and thus preserve $300 billion in home equity by permitting homeowners to renegotiate their mortgages, was defeated in the Senate.

The same Congress that can’t find a dime for homeowners or health care appropriates hundreds of billions of dollars for the military/security complex.  The week after the Senate foreclosed on American homeowners, the Obama “change” administration asked Congress for an additional $61 billion dollars for the war in Iraq and $65 billion more for the war in Afghanistan.  Congress greeted this request with a rousing “Yes we can!”

The additional $126 billion comes on top of the $533.7 billion “defense” budget for this year. The $660 billion–probably a low-ball number–is ten times the military spending of China, the second most powerful country in the world.

How is it possible that “the world’s only superpower” is threatened by the likes of Iraq and Afghanistan?  How can the US be a superpower if it is threatened by countries that have no military capability other than a guerilla capability to resist invaders? War is not being ended, merely transferred from the unpopular war in Iraq to the more popular war in Afghanistan. These “wars” are a hoax designed to enrich the US armaments industry.

This is the way the American government works.  And it thinks it is a “city on the hill, a light unto the world.”
[Excerpt of an article by Paul Craig Roberts]


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