What Powderfinger Said . . . Observations on Life in the Dying Empire
"The powers that be left me here to do the thinking." --Neil Young, "Powderfinger"
Sunday, March 6, 2011
A Picture's Worth Half a Trillion Dollars
How many people in this country are aware of this?
And if so, how many do you think give a damn?
And these are FY 2006 figures.
We're five horrendously expensive years beyond this picture.
What the United States spends on the military is more than the
rest of the world combined.
Source: Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation,
; our graph uses a more comparable figure of $515 from actual 2006 U.S. military spending.
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