Saturday, December 22, 2012

the fiscal cliffhanger

ok, everybody in US politics is talking about the so-called fiscal cliff, which by the way is an artificial crisis created by partisan politicians in hopes of making political points so you boys and girls will just have to forgive me if i'm not all that worried how you solve the problem.

you invented it. you can solve it if you want to.

but here's the thing: everyone's talking about how much healthcare and social security and education cost, but NOBODY is talking about the single greatest money-sucker: the war.

what a lot of people don't seem to know is that when they're looking at the budget figures, that wedge of the pie labeled "military" doesn't actually count the war expenses, which for some reason are calculated OUTSIDE the budget.

if there's such a big financial crisis, why are we still paying for the war at the same time we're talking about cutting health benefits to veterans?

so how can congress stand up there with a straight face and not mention the cost of the war?

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