How cool must it be to openly admit that you’ve basically snatched over $400 Billion from the country’s citizens during a scant two months of time and it’s still not enough to do what the government does because of, well (insert whatever reason you want here) and there isn’t marching in the streets over it?
Very cool, we assume. Criminals, dressed in nice suits, get away with everything in America.
(CNSNews.com) – The federal government collected record total tax revenues of $443,715,000,000 in the first two months of fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 through the end of November), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.
Despite these record tax revenues, the federal government still ran a deficit of $201,761,000,000 for those same two months.
That is because the government spent $645,476,000,000 in October and November.
Unlike a splendid Sherlock Holmes mystery that only HE could unravel, any person can ascertain who’s fault all this is in about 10 seconds. But it takes a bit more time if you want to count on the Washington Post to explain that the government, in particular, the military industrial complex, needs more money, not less:
The Washington Post (WaPo): “The Pentagon and the welfare state have been locked in brutal combat for decades, and the Pentagon has gotten clobbered.”
“Protecting the country was once the first obligation of government. No more. Welfare programs – Social Security, Medicare, food stamps and other benefits – dwarf defense spending. As a result, we have become more vulnerable.”
There it is. It’s always the elderly, the sick and the poor’s fault. We’ve become more vulnerable. How rich is that!
Evidently, the $700 Billion military budget for 2018 that Trump just signed into law isn’t enough to ward off vulnerability. $700 Billion is a lot of banana’s. But these shysters need more – they always need more. More for their wars, their invasions, their scamming, their bureaucratic nightmares.
Fact: With all categories included, America spends over $1.5 trillion annually on militarism and war-making, the so-called defense budget at over $600 for FY 2018 one part of it, lots more unreported by mainstream sources, suppressing the nation’s total spending.
It’s prioritized at the expense of fast eroding social justice programs, accelerated erosion ahead following enactment of the GOP great tax cut swindle – robbing from ordinary Americans to make corporate predators and super-rich ones richer. via stephenlendman.org
A good visual always helps as well.
Wow! Look at the federal outlay for Welfare, compared to Defense, Health care and Pensions. Those dastardly poor people, taking money from the the governments ability to wage more wars, kill more brown people, and send our own (not their’s) sons and daughters to die for higher corporate profits. Take that 27% for Healthcare, that’s mainly for those old people, and that 9% for those ne’er-do-well’s” and give it to the Pentagon and their corporate buddies. $1.5 Trillion annually just ain’t enough.
What we are witnessing is the complete looting of America and the entirety of the West. While the Western World collapses, the insouciant, submissive people sit there sucking their thumbs while they are being ruined.
Nothing is left of the West except looters at work. – Dr. Paul Craig Roberts – paulcraigroberts.org
Tonight’s musical offering:
Stravinsky’s Firebird ~ Gustavo Dudamel and the Gothenburg Symphony (4:00 minutes)
(starts out with a whisper and ends with a magnificent wonder of sound)
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