We have grossly inadequate funding for schools, infrastructure, elder care, child-care, and a host of other programs and projects that create a more compassionate and life-affirming society. But, boy, the dollars fall like a blizzard on the military industrial security industries. Here is the real truth of where you tax dollars are going. The sums are so large I think they are essentially incomprehensible to ordinary people.
America’s Real National Security Budget — A Trillion Dollars a Year
Phi Beta Iota: It is much much worse than this for two reasons: first, we borrow a trillion dollars a year — a third of the budget that is arguably 50% waste and pork; and second, “true cost economics” is not part of the equation, hence how we spend creates out-year costs in the form of an ignorant and obese public, toxins and contamination in our air, earth, and aquifers, and opportunity costs beyond imagination.
2014 Robert Steele On Defense Intelligence – Seven Strikes
Robert Steele: Open Letter to the President — We Lack Intelligence with Integrity — Please Fire Clapper, Vickers, & Brennan