Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Military Spending and Dumb Civilians
Pat Oliphant's cartoon eloquently states a fundamental problem--military spending is the largest category of the US federal budget and that is the major reason our country is drowning in debt. The War Resister's League estimates that 54% of the federal spending goes to military-related expenses when a true accounting is made. See my blog post from last year.
Not to mention we've become an aggressive imperial power and this is an impediment to the full expression of democracy in this country.