Wednesday, April 16, 2008

43% of your taxes pay for war

Now that your taxes have been filed, you are officially a sponsor of war. Forty-three cents out of every dollar you paid in 2007 goes for military spending (click to enlarge image):


In other words, we spend 43 cents to blow 'em up, and 1 penny to help 'em out later. Nice diplomacy, Condy.

Here's a thought: when you receive your bribe complete waste of money we don't have economic stimulus check next month, please consider putting at least a part of it toward funding peace by donating to the Friends Committee on National Legislation. (Yeah, the Quakers -- the same ones Cindy McCain steals from!)

7 comments:

jband81 said...

they borrowed the money to hand out from China ... I think if you're going to purchase anything with this money, it should be an American made product.
hmmmm... what is still made in the US anyway???
http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/

Mary Ellen said...

I wish I could put some toward funding peace. Instead I have to put it on my credit card. There goes that boob job I was going to get....sigh.

Liberality said...

send it to Amnesty International to make up for the horrible things our government does to the rest of the world.

donald said...

this whole stimulus thing is a joke. they are just trying to buy votes!

Sue J said...

Liberality, AI is a great idea, too.

I think what's important is that we don't all just say "Oh cool! Money!" and go out and buy crap that we don't need. And in fact, most people I know say they're planning to put it towards paying bills. So maybe $5, $10, or $20 could go toward funding peace. Any little bit really would help.

Sornie said...

How much good would that 43% do if it was spent at home? How much less debt would there be if we weren't borrowing that lofty amount from China to fund a war that has done very little?

Sue J said...

sornie,
here's a link to see what the $720 million a day we currently spend on the war in Iraq could do