Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Living With War

69 years ago on December 7th the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Roosevelt said "that  this day  will live in infamy" The next day the President declared war, and America entered into World War II.

 To win that war American industry cranked up and produced more  more ships, more planes, more bombs, more tanks, more bullets,  than either Germany or Japan, could produce.
By the end of the war amerika had figured out that war was good for business. It was so good for business that it is now the only sustainable thing in our economy.  Our Dollars should say right on em "Sustained by War" Our government spends something like 720 million a day in Iraq and  according to the Center for Defense Information, the estimated cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will reach $1.08 trillion by the end of fiscal year 2010.
The President compromised middle class tax cuts with the republicans so out of work  amerikans could have a extension of unemployment benefits, and no one, not anyone in the government says Hay maybe if we were  not spending  1.08 trillion dollars on war, we could have health care? or be really doing something about global climate change or...?

Lets stop the endless war!

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