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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Figures That Are Hard to Figure !

Money spent in Iraq and Afghanistan
$1.5 trillion

Troops stationed
in Germany, Japan, Korea,etc.
(over 700 bases - $100 billion a year)

Net US Government Bailout Outlays (after repayments)     $3.3 trillion

 Total U.S. military spending makes up approximately 44 percent of all the military spending on the entire globe.

The Pentagon currently gobbles up 56 percent of all discretionary spending by the federal government.

The total price tag for each F-22 fighter jet is approximately $350 million.

Egypt is second only to Israel in the amount of assistance it receives from the United States, an estimated $2 billion a year.

The House Armed Services Committee has voted to give Israel another half a billion dollars in military aid-- on top of the $3.1 billion we already give Israel

and meanwhile:

"Cities Face Tough Choices as U.S. Slashes Block Grants Program"

"US cities under increasing financial strain, says study"

"Federal aid cuts worsen New York City budget woes"

"U.S. cities face threats from federal cuts to revenues, economies"

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