Pez, always spinning, dont you ever get dizzy? I notice that you left out Exxon's record breaking profits this year on top of the Govt. giving them ( yet again ) another 12.5 billion dollar tax break. Once you include real numbers in your propaganda, you might be able to come up with a real answer to your question.
* This fall, Congress gave the Pentagon an extra $1 billion for research and development of "Star Wars" on top of the year's $3.5 billion request, even though the director of the Pentagon's ballistic missile defense program said, "There really is nothing we can do with that money we haven't already addressed." Yet it cut almost half a billion dollars from the Social Services Block Grant that provides states with money for daycare, meals for low income seniors, foster care, and drug prevention.
* In the past four years, Congress has given the Pentagon almost $30 billion more than it has asked for, while cutting back on or substantially under-funding job training, environmental, housing and health programs.
* In 1980, at the height of the Cold War, the U.S. spent two dollars on the Pentagon for every dollar it spent on aid to cities. Today, almost a decade after the end of the Cold War, the Pentagon gets four dollars for every dollar we spend on aid to cities.
* Commitments to programs other than the Pentagon will be threatened even more when the federal budget is released beginning this winter, as the Pentagon is expected to ask for $110 billion more in each of the next six years.
Half to the Pentagon, Half to Everyone Else.
I found this article a great read Pez and its "Thomas Paines corner".
http://civillibertarian.blogspot.com/20 ... nding.html