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  •  All you have to do is look at a 'pie chart' of (2+ / 0-)
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    3goldens, Larsstephens

    how much money our nation spends on 'the military industrial complex' - and of course there is the fact that we are the number one country in the world for selling 'arms' of all kinds to other countries (yes, even our enemies) and it becomes very clear just how powerful the MIC is, but let's remember it wasn't like we were not warned by IKE.  As a five star General and President he warned us big time:

    For the 2009 fiscal year, the base budget of the Department of Defense rose to $518.3 billion. Adding emergency discretionary spending, supplemental spending, and stimulus spending brings the sum to $651.2 billion.[1][2] Defense-related expenditures outside of the Department of Defense constitute between $274 billion and $493 billion in additional spending, bringing the total for defense spending to between $925 billion and $1.14 trillion in 2009.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    And let's remember, that our nation is borrowing money from China and other sources to 'keep that Military Industrial Complex' well greased, no matter what the cost, even if it bankrupts us, and that is exactly what our enemies are counting on.

    America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.

    by Badabing on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:57:25 AM PDT

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