Thursday, December 15, 2011

True Cost of Military Equipment Spending

On the heels of my last post, Government Capture: Two Ways it Affects Us All, this terrific graphic arrived in our mailbox.  It details the cost of military supplies in contrast with how many families could live on that same amount of money.  If you believe, as I do, that we went into Iraq to support corporate interests then these numbers become even more worthy of discussion. 

In this moment of high unemployment and with so many families struggling financially, it is amazing to think that it takes the average family income ($49,445) over 3,000 families to pay for one F-22 plane.  I know -- there's nothing to be done now.  The money is spent and we are where we are.  But we have to question whether we can afford to continue to make national decisions for the benefit of corporations.  If you view this graphic in terms of the Iraq War and protecting/promoting American corporate interests in that region then you have a clear illustration of government capture.

Thanks to for developing and sending the graphic.

Cost of Military

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