12.03.2009

The New Mr. America

http://www.naturalnews.com/026686_debt_America_disease.html
The New Mr. America
With a military rifle in one hand and a bottle of prescription medications in the other, the new "Mr. America" is over-fed, under-nourished, over-medicated, over-spent and "over there" (waging war in the Middle East). And soon, with Obama's new disease care reform proposals, America will find itself destitute and diseased, unable to climb out of the medication dependence pit it has dug for itself.
To understand why this is true from a financial point of view, take a look at these numbers:
If you read the actual federal budget for 2009, it's an astonishing $3.1 trillion. The size of the number itself is mind-boggling, but it's even more disturbing when you realize just how much of the federal budget is spent on these three things:
WAR
DISEASE
DEBT
In fact, let me ask you this question right now: What percentage of the federal budget do you think is spent on these three things? War, Disease and Debt.
Is it 10 percent? Twenty-five percent? Fifty percent?
Keep going...
Of course, if you actually work in Washington, you won't even describe these as "War, Disease and Debt." Instead, you call them:
DEFENSE
HEALTH
THE ECONOMY
It all sounds much nicer when phrased that way. But these terms are intentionally deceptive. We're not really "defending" our way into Iraq, Afghanistan and seventy-five other countries where we have a military presence. Spending on "health care" doesn't have anything to do with health (it's all about disease). And people who say spending more debt money to "help the economy" are mathematical retards. You can't get yourself out of debt by spending more money (even though V.P. Joe Biden insists you can...).
So are you ready for the actual number?
It's an eye-opener. The actual percentage of the U.S. federal budget spent on WAR, DISEASE and DEBT is 87 percent.
Here's how it breaks down according to publicly-available numbers:
Total U.S. Federal Budget for 2009: $3.1 trillion
1) WAR: Department of Defense ($515.4 billion) + War on Terror ($145.2 billion) + Dept. of Veterans Affairs ($44.8 billion) + Dept. of Homeland Security ($37.6 billion) = $743 billion
2) DISEASE: Medicare ($408 billion) + Medicaid ($224 billion) + Dept. of Health and Human Services ($70 billion) = $702 billion
[Source: www.naturalnews.com]
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