Happy New Year 2010
Feed the people and fund human needs!
Let us all do our best to double our efforts for justice and peace in the New Year. Mahalo for your solidarity. Join the Hilo Peace Vigil on Fridays when possible.
U.S. War spending tops what all 50 State governments combined spend for health, education, welfare, and safety.
http://snipurl.com/tvb67 [Oped News]
According to Wikipedia data, the total budget for defense in fiscal year 2010 is at least $880 billion and could possibly top $1 trillion. That’s more than all the state governments collect.
With its 1,000 bases in the U.S. and another 800 bases globally, the U.S. truly has become a Global Empire “Warfare State.” Today, military-related products account for about one-fourth of total U.S. GDP. This includes 10,000 nuclear weapons. Indeed, the U.S. has lavished $5.5 trillion just on nukes over the past 70 years.