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Annual U.S. Military Spending:*
$1,107,466,000,000.00 ($2.1 million
per minute).



Budget breakdown blues

Military (60%) **overfed

Health (7%) & Education (6%) starve


Environment (1%) dies

Labor (1%), Transportation (1%), too

States (5%) wither away


Tokenism clear

EPA/Solar (1%) gets burned

Labor's (1%) begging cup--Empty!


Justice (2%) plus Housing

And Urban Development (3%)

Short changed where it hurts!


This is Thievery

Strong nation's die by the gun

Time to revise goals


War Machine amuck

This is NOT America

Home of Brave and Free!


* Military Spending includes:

Department of Defense, Department of War,

Veterans Affairs, and Nuclear Weapons Programs.

**Rounded Percentages; Based on President Obama's 2012

Federal Discretionary Budget sent to Congress in February 2011.


Copyright 2011 by CG McGovern-Bowen.

All Rights Reserved. 10.01.2011.

Santa Rosa Valley, California.


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Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 10/15/2011
How very true this is and I second your words and support your brave and strong view.
Best wishes
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/12/2011
sobering stats - written with passion ... r
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/10/2011
... Truly shocking, Carolyn. I must do some research into our own domestic affairs statistics. I'm so sorry for your personal pain and agony in all this. xx
Reviewed by jude forese 10/9/2011
powerful statistics applied to an extremely important and insightful message ...
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 10/9/2011
These are words (and stats) that need to be broadcasted! Our country is on a dangerous trek toward the end! Thanks for bringing this to light!

Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/6/2011
Carolyn, the hypocrisy lies within the practical application of democracy by way of our corrupt politicos. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 10/6/2011

Coming from a family with very deep roots in military service (Revolutionary War onward), it is important to be clear that the message herein is NOT against Veterans; indeed the betrayal of Veterans by the US Government is a tragic component of the entire mess.

That said, it is an outrage that 60% of the Federal Government's Discretionary Budget goes to our entrenched war machine at the expense of ALL other domestic programs.

I currently have a young nephew in a combat zone in eastern Afghanistan (Fort Joyce) where incoming assaults are a daily affair. He is serving bravely. The family has to send care packages regularly to cover basic needs that the army does not supply--personal care items, first aid & over the counter meds, bedding, food, protective military clothing & gear! With all the money the government takes for military "needs" it is insulting to have troops in active service (and those who have already served) be short-changed this way! I do hope, Karla, that you complain regularly to your elected officials-- I do!

Thank you for your service,

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/6/2011
Sure is a messed up world...when our priority is any cost...while children sleep in the streets in our own countries. Sobering write....well done!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/6/2011
Over $2 Million a Minute, and 60% of the budget - is mind-boggling. And only 1% of the budget on the Environment should be a frightening eye-opener for our dying planet, but most will not even see.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/6/2011

grim percentages

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/5/2011
So apt, timely, and TRUE, Carolyn! Same thing up here. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/5/2011
As a disabled Veteran, I respectfully disagree ... try living on less than $245./00 a month, like I do. No food stamps. Cut off, because 'THEY' say I can work. No one wants me: over 50, no transportation, little experience, disabled. Also supporting disabled twin sis. If it weren't for government apartments, we'd be on the streets. Able to pay bills, but after that ... WHAT money for food? Our Veterans served and sacrificed. There should BE no homeless or hungry Veterans!
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