war economy

We Love War! - Farrell, CBS MarketWatch

From CBS MarketWatch, Paul B. Farrell says America loves war! Contained within he makes the points:

  • Why else are Americans so eager and willing to surrender 54% of their tax dollars to a war machine, which consumes 47% of the world's total military budgets?
  • Why are there more civilian mercenaries working for no-bid private war contractors than the total number of enlisted military in Iraq (180,000 to 160,000), at an added cost to taxpayers in excess of $200 billion and climbing daily?
  • Why have Washington's 537 elected leaders turned the governance of the American economy over to 42,000 greedy self-interest lobbyists?

Is anyone else noticing that on major financial sites more and more we are reading facts that are implying they too want to see some real policy change?