Here is a GOP Congress graph showing The Obama 2013 Budget: A Summary And Analysis – Budget Background …If we look at the years the debt shot upwards, it usually is during wars. But since Reagan took over, we have GOP wild spending while Democrats cut spending. The disaster of the Bush II Bubble Years forced heavy Federal spending to dig the nation out of a very deep hole. And one major aspect of this Grave Of US Dreams was dug by our military in our foolish invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq is rapidly falling apart and al Qaeda, funded by our ‘allies’ the Israelis and Saudis, is resurgent and Afghanistan is rapidly falling back into the hands of the Taliban.
Trillions of tax debt dollars were thrown away thanks to these insane invasions. Bin Laden did us a great courtesy boasting about his plans to attack the US until it decides to invade Afghanistan and Iraq and then we would go bankrupt just like the Soviet Union. And lo and behold, we took the bait and bit hard and are still hooked and we are going bankrupt. We neglect our own roads, bridges, airports and cities to spend money in Afghanistan and Iraq that is a total, utter, absolute waste.
After billions in U.S. investment, Afghan roads are falling apart – The Washington Post, the most guilty of all the papers when it comes to warmongering. The Washington Post constantly demands we invade Syria, Iran, a host of African nations, get aggressive with China, the most solvent empire in the world with a huge industrial base and massive shipping strength. And nuclear missiles.
This lunatic warmongering rag periodically does these ‘investigation’ stories which are silly because it is painfully obvious that none of the spending, not one dime, in Afghanistan was useful. It was from day 1 a total waste. It had no hope of being anything but a total waste and bin Laden, who knew the Afghanis very, very well and was sent there by the CIA in the first place to undermine the Soviet occupation…he knew perfectly well our invasion would be a total failure especially if we rolled in very easily.
This is a classic Tar-Baby tactic. The US has a ‘stupid’ military because it is so bloated. So they imagine and the media wolves and AIPAC and all the military/industrial investors, many of whom are in Congress, all salivate at opportunities to attack without the slightest thought about strategy or even basic goals and certainly, being careful is the least of their thoughts.
From 2013: In Afghanistan, U.S. breeds white elephants: Our view mentions a 64,000-square-foot, $34 million headquarters that was never used and wasn’t even asked for by the commanders on the ground but which was very, very popular with the super rich owners of our military/industrial complex and their buddies in Congress. Another fine example is the $11.5 million misappropriated to build four incinerators which were not used because the Afghan staff decided to burn it all in a pit they dug for free.
U.S. infrastructure spending has plummeted since 2008 100% due to the GOP refusing to spend anything in the US in order to make Obama as unpopular as possible:
The average age of America’s 607,380 bridges is about 42 years old. The Federal Highway Administrations claims we’ll need to spend about $20.5 billion annually for the next 16 years to properly update them — about 60 percent more than we’re spending every year today. Meanwhile, the Highway Trust Fund has been slammed by a decrease in miles driven nationally, states and cities have been slammed by the weak economy, and private builders face a jumbled knot of “municipalities, investors, and federal overseers.”
We lost over a trillion dollars trying to take over Muslim nations where nearly everyone hates our guts and deservedly so. We are being urged daily to continue doing this. The opportunities for losing another trillion temps DC politicians, AIPAC rich fat Wall Street/gambling casino cats to invade more countries and lose more money doing this. They love this because they refuse to pay any taxes and get lots of the loot we spend invading enemies who aren’t attacking us. These clowns would do this forever if possible and they intend to do this forever even though history says, our empire is going bankrupt and can’t do this much longer.
Here is a previous article about this silliness from 2010: SpyTalk – Spy: Stolen U.S. dollars exit Afghan airport controlled by Karzai brother who is, HAHAHA, a drug lord! Imagine that! Actually, we knew this since 9/11. I was one of the few people online who totally opposed the invasion of Afghanistan while backing Karzai and his opium den gang. Instead of going after bin Laden, the US chose to slowly….VERY SLOWLY…move into Afghanistan from Pakistan by helping a bunch of tribal opium dealers take over from the anti-opium trade Taliban who banished these crooks.
We have known this for years and years yet we still haven’t escaped from Afghanistan and are still losing many millions a month there and Obama has been paralyzed about this because Congress and the fat cats are still looting the public purse and won’t stop. If anyone tries to stop them, they will attack our personal civil rights (that is, reduce them even further) or yap about religion and how Jesus wants the Apocalypse and this means endless battles with angry Muslims and then there is China which is winning the economic war hands down and so we must be scared of China and this means spending billions more on useless naval activities offshore of gigantic China and irritate them as much as possible so they will start WWIII except our darling ally, Japan, is the one starting WWIII.
Yikes. That war will be unbelievably costly and destructive because we will be nuked to all hell.
P.O. BOX 483
BERLIN, NY 12022
Make checks out to ‘Elaine Supkis’
Click on the Pegasus icon on the right sidebar to donate via Paypal.