The Military-Industrial Complex Millstone

Now, where are all of those tax dollars going?

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4 thoughts on “The Military-Industrial Complex Millstone

  1. Hello Muddy,
    Well at least the Teabaggers can at least point to this and chant, “We’re Number One!”

    Of course they are told that our economic condition of this country is NOT because of borrowing and spending to make this happen….NO IT IS OBAMA CARE!!!

    What a truly stupid lot and so easily mislead.

  2. Between debt and the military spending, the US economy would grind to a halt.

    Any “socialism” comes from the support for the miltiary.

    “As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article [the Second Amendment] in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
    [Trence Coxe in “Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution”, under the pseudonym “A Pennsylvanian” in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, 18 June 1789]

    “What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a
    standing army, the bane of liberty… Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.”
    [Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, I Annals of Congress at 750, 17 August 1789]

    Oh yeah, and don’t forget this from the Declaration of Independence:
    “He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.”

  3. I came across this, ( http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/255237/november-11-2009/goldman-sachs-does-god-s-work ) funny / or sad, depending how you look at it – Colbert mocking Goldman Sachs CEO Loyd Blankfein’s interview with the Times of London in Nov 2009. 28 million dollar a year Blankfein claims that he is essentially a “Blue Collar Guy”, and that his work with Goldman Sachs (Pumping and Dumping the US economy) is only doing “God’s Work”. Of course Tea Party people will find that perfectly acceptable. It’s the government that’s the bad guy here, not Goldman Sachs. And now the Obama administration wants to saddle these Godly men of finance with “Regulations”. The government needs to just get out of the way of the Free Market. It’s like Debt-Tripling-Ronnie Reagan said: “The Government is the Problem”. But this dealy-oh with Goldman Sachs reminds me of a different era with a different President and his opinion on Mega corporations superseding the power of the Federal Government:

    “When the first big anti-trust suit under Roosevelt (Teddy) was brought, which was against Morgan’s railroad combine, Morgan said, “Send your man to see my man and tell him to fix it up.” Roosevelt’s answer to that was, “That can not be done. Nobody treats as a sovereign equal to — of the President. No company can presume to be — no private interest can presume to be equal to the government. The government must be superior to all of these.”

    ( http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents/26_t_roosevelt/filmmore/ra_jcootrust.html )

    “The Government Superior to all of these!” Where was the Tea Party when this wacko Marxist was attacking our freedoms and our constitution. Someone needs to dynamite that dirty red bastards visage off of Mt. Rushmore. – just like the Taliban did with that godless Buddah statue.

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