Looking back over the past 12 years, it has been a “rocky road” for most folks. Not all folks, but most folks. There was a monumental “shift” in direction and priorities after the events of 9/11, which in retrospect, leaves me feeling a bit perplexed. Don’t get me wrong, I am a 100% supporter of the brave individuals that serve and protect this nation in all the armed forces. It’s a dangerous world out there, that’s for sure. But having said that, when you put the contents of this article in context to all of the “questions” that need to be asked about what has gone on since 9/11, the national treasure spent, and the incredible “debt” the nation (we the tax paying people and the generations to follow) have assumed because of this, it makes you wonder …..
Listen to these facts from this study;
“4 Trillion divided by 300 Million equals… $13,333.33.
That is how much every American citizen could get if the government instead bailed out the people instead of the banks. There are 75 million children in the USA. If we take away the children, then every adult would get… $17,777.78
Banks plus wars = double these numbers”.
I wonder how many homes could have been saved from foreclosure sale with the $50 million we’re reading about in the news over the past few days that the IRS spent on “employee meetings”. Let’s face it, it’s all about priorities, and I’m feeling like a “re-set” on priorities may be in order, you know what I mean?
Further quotes from the Brown University article by Deborah Baum;
“Costs of War New estimates by the “Costs of War” project provide a comprehensive analysis of the total human, economic, social, and political cost of the U.S. War on Terror. Credit: Department of Defense by Spc. Tia P. Sokimson, U.S. Army/Released
The cost of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan are estimated at 225,000 lives and up to $4 trillion in U.S. spending, in a new report by scholars with the Eisenhower Research Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. The group’s “Costs of War” project has released new figures for a range of human and economic costs associated with the U.S. military response to the 9/11 attacks. ”
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