Budget jeopardy

President Bush’s budget recently submitted to Congress is so out of touch with American society that it should be scrapped and redra
Sandusky Register Staff
May 9, 2010

President Bush’s budget recently submitted to Congress is so out of touch with American society that it should be scrapped and redrafted by someone, anyone, who is touch with the needs of our working society.

Let’s put things in prospective. His budget calls for military spending of $623 billion. This does not include the cost for the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. If you do the math this works out to $1.7 billion per day or $71.1 million per hour, just to support our military machine. Further, the wars have a proposed budget of $141 billion per year, $386 million per day, $16 million per hour. Our total military spending according to Bush’s budget is $764 billion per year, $2 billion per day or $87 million per hour.

I do not believe that anyone in America can support this type of unbridaled spending. Conservative, huh? Not even our most profitable corporate crooks, Exxon, can support this. They make a measly $39.2 billion per year, $107 million per day or $4.5 million per hour.

Our country can not sustain this level of spending. Why is this money, or at least some of it, not put back into our schools, Medicare, health care, alternative energies, Social Security, college educations, etc.? This money should be invested back into our country’s long-term goals at home. I know that we need a strong military, but at what cost? Maybe we should call on the all-powerful Patriot Act to arrest Bush for putting our country in jeopardy of econmic failure, which would allow hostile foreign interests to over take our ridiculous government.

Doug Medley

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