They use our Children as cannon fodder to feed their Cash Cow
If you are still among those who buy into their patriotic hogwash and nationalistic propaganda, then perhaps you will believe it a little less after reading this:
and when they are done, the bodies of our children who died in their fake wars are dumped in a landfill
The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show. The landfill dumping was concealed from families who had authorized the military to dispose of the remains in a dignified and respectful manner, Air Force officials said. There are no plans, they said, to alert those families now.
Read William Rivers Pitt’s full article: The Final Indignity, the Last Insult, the Real America They don’t care what happens to us as long as their stock portfolios continue to swell.
Look at the defense spending increases and this does not even include Homeland Security–the government agency we pay taxes to feel us up at airports:
And, if you still believe that there is a difference between a Democrat or a Republican on their stance regarding war, you need a history lesson:
1. In 2006 the American people elected a Democrat majority in BOTH houses on a clear mandate to end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home no later than the end of December 2008.
2. This Democrat majority continued to rubber stamp George Bushes unfunded requests for military appropriations.
3. In July of 2007, only a few months after being in office, this Democrat majority in both Houses voted, not to bring troops home, but to send 100,000 more over there.
4.In 2008 we elected a Democrat for President and indeed eventually in 2010 he did bring home the 100,000 that the Democrats send over to Iraq in 2007. Now in December of 2011 the remaining 50,000 America soldiers will leave Iraq, but only because the Iraqi people are telling us to get the hell out. It wasn’t like the Obama administration didn’t try every trick in to book to keep them there.
And the fake wars and killing and cynical disposal of our children will continue as long as those who profit from war are allowed to vote for it.
The current jerks in Congress are raising hell about cuts to the Defense Budget that amount to 15%. They claim that it is “unprecedented.” Apparently they are unaware of history. Perhaps they are blinded by their own greed because no war means less money in their pockets.
From Foreign Policy.com, we have the following statistics on cuts to the defense budget–15% is a measly cut.
Eisenhower cut the defense budget by 27%
Nixon cut the defense budget by 29%.
Bush Senior by 17%
Reagan by 10%
and look at the money they have invested in supporting Wall Street war profiteers and then tell me how this is not a conflict of interest:
Look to the various Wall Street investments of Congressional members into War Profiteers and you’ll find the root cause for endless wars.
More than a quarter of senators and congressmen have invested at least $196 million of their own money in companies doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) that profit from the death and destruction in Iraq.
According to the latest reports, 151 members of Congress invested close to a quarter-billion in companies that received defense contracts of at least $5 million in 2006. These companies got more than $275.6 billion from the government in 2006, or $755 million per day, according to FedSpending.org, a website of the watchdog group OMBWatch.
Here is a list of the most outstanding Congressional War profiteers. As you can see, Democrat or Republican–little difference when it comes to making money off the deaths of our children.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) $28,872,067 $38,209,020
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) $12,081,050 $49,140,000
Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) $9,232,037 $37,105,000 (no longer in Congress but serves as chairman of the NC Republican party)
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis) $5,207,668 $7,612,653
Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif) $2,684,050 $6,260,000 (no longer in Congress, but this explains her stance as a hawk)
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich) $2,469,029 $8,360,000
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa) $2,000,002 $2,000,002
Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis) $1,365,004 $5,800,000
Rep. Kenny Ewell Marchant (R-Texas) $1,163,231 $1,163,231
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) $1,000,001 $5,000,000
AND WHAT CAN DO YOU DO ABOUT IT?
You can stop buying into the phony three-ring circus of the “two-party” system.
You can run for office yourself as an Independent.
You can support non-milionaiare, non-Wall Street investor vultures.
Voting for war and supporting Wall Street in their continuing policy of firing Americans and sending
them jobs overseas makes the majority of Congress richer. They are not going to stop and they are not going to stop making cannon fodder of our children in their fake wars. We must stop them by voting them out of office in 2012.