Our government has spent around $6 trillion on war in Afghanistan and Iraq…
What are you doing to ensure we don’t have a one party fascist government next year? Door knocking, phone calls, canvassing, donating, or other campaign work?
I know we critique the Democrats a lot here, much to the displeasure of the loyalists. However, it is imperative to the future of our country that the Democrats take the House and act as a check on Trump and the GOP. PLEASE help however you can!
People distrust our government and political system so much that they believe the democrats sent bombs to themselves in order to get attention and votes. Let that sink in. We have much larger problems in this country than Trump
“Most of us assume government has to tax before it spends, that like you and me it has to earn money before it purchases goods. If it wants to spend more than it taxes—and it almost always does—it must borrow from the bond market. But by examining the granular way government accounts for its spending, Mosler saw that in every case, expenditures come first. When your Social Security check is due, the Treasury doesn’t look to see if it has enough money to pay it. It simply keystrokes that money directly into your bank account and debits itself simultaneously, thereby creating the money it pays you out of thin air.”
Everyone knows governments need to tax before they can spend. What Modern Monetary Theory presupposes is, maybe they don’t.
$21 trillion in unaccounted spending to the war machine. It’s funny, that’s the same amount of debt out country carries.
“While the documents are incomplete, original government sources indicate $21 trillion in unsupported adjustments have been reported for the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the years 1998-2015.”
In recent decades, the Office of Inspector General has reported some $21 trillion (you read that right) in unsubstantiated payments by the Departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development. It’s time for Congress to investigate these outlays and their funding source.
Never forget what happens when government and corporate oligarchs merge. This photo, taken a few days ago, is not of a forgotten World War I battlefield. It is on Cabin Creek, West Virginia. From this machine gun nest, or “pillbox,” corporate employees fired automatic weapons at coal miners, their wives, and children for the capital offense of trying to join the union. This was done with the full knowledge and blessing of the government. With the Mountain State’s recent “Right to Work” legislation, the corporate oligarchy soils the memory of our ancestors.