Military Money

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on March 21, 2010

There is a bumper sticker which says you cannot have peace and plan for war, or something like that. There is a bit of truth to that. ( This same concept applies to abortion and capital punishment. When you provide a facility for something, you make its usage more likely).If you are going to fight a war, you need the biggest, best equipped army. When you train this army, and build those weapons, you are going to start for a reason to use it. And so the merry go round goes on and on.
A site called Tom’s Dispatch offers up a feature today about the way the military servant is bossing the American people. At a time of bitter debate over providing health care to Americans, a military that spends much more money gets what it wants. Corruption and cost overruns are rampant. A few may question the spending, but they are ignored.

One reason for the silence is the fact that so many of us work for the emperor’s tailor. The spending on weapons manufacturing is spread into every congressional district. The job of a congressman is not to question the pork, but to get his district a share of the bacon.

Pictures are from ” Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.

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  1. […] you should leave it up to her. If you build a facility for something, you are making it’s use almost certain. (Oversimplified rhetoric alert.) If you have an army, you are going to look for […]

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