Over Half of Every Tax Dollar You Give to Uncle Sam is Spent on This

iAMerican Flag Militray Industrial ComplexPhillip Schneider, Staff
Waking Times

Most people probably don’t think too much about this, but are you aware of just how much of your income is being used to fuel the military industrial complex?

Conveniently omitted from the corporate/state-run media organizations is the fact that some 53 percent of your tax dollars are spent on the military. That’s right, more than half of the money you give to Uncle Sam for the privilege of being American income is spent directly on military.

In 2011 the budget for the US Government was over 3 trillion dollars, while military spending included a $717 billion request from the pentagon, $200 billion towards “overseas contingency funding” for the two major conflicts we are engaged in, and $40 billion in black budget intelligence which includes the CIA, NSA, and other agencies where the amount of money given is never fully disclosed.

In addition, $94 billion was spent on non-DOD military operations, $100 billion on health care and veterans benefits, and $400 billion was spent paying off the interest on debt raised to pay for past wars. This all adds up to over 1.6 trillion dollars spent on so-called defense. That is more than what was spent during the second world war after being adjusted for inflation.

Defense Spending Or Offense Spending?

Now it is true that defense spending is important to American interests. You might be inclined to think about how much worse off we would be without a military. Without a strong defense, if a country decided to engage us in any sort of negative way militarily we wouldn’t be able to resist or hold our ground.

However, what is typically called “defense spending” is by-and-large nothing offense spending designed to support a policy of military interventionism which exploits many nations for their natural resources and establishes Rothschild controlled central banks wherever and whenever they can.

To see this, one needs not look beyond the excuses for going to war in the first place. From the Gulf of Tonkin incident of August 1964, to the supposed WMD’s in Iraq, to Obama’s attempt in the summer of 2013 to begin bombing campaigns in Syria, nearly each and every war is initiated alongside war propaganda intended to serve the special interests who profit from the lucrative military-industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address of 1961.

READ: Major General Smedley Butler – The Military Industrial Complex’s Original Whistleblower

Why would they need to continuously lie to get us into war if there was a plausible reason for “defending ourselves” in the first place?

Drone Bombings Are America’s Slap In The Face To The World

When you take the immediate danger of American soldiers out of the equation, and in some cases any human input at all, it creates a situation where the public generally doesn’t see any problem with bombing the living daylights out of another country because it is out of sight, out of mind. For this reason, the drone program has become one of the military’s most insidious operations in history.

To put the drone program into perspective you have to understand its scale and its ability to remain covert. During the Obama presidency alone, the US has bombed a total of eight countries. Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Uganda, and Pakistan. Also, Obama became the worlds first Nobel Peace Prize winner to bomb another Nobel Peace Prize winner when he authorized a strike on a Afghan hospital run by the 1999 Peace Prize recipient Doctors Without Borders, killing at least 22 people. And somehow, bombs somehow keep on falling in places where Obama boasts that he hast ended two wars.

A recent whistle blower exposed the fact that about 90 percent of those killed in drone strikes are not the intended targets. Yes, you heard that right. For every ten people killed by American drones, nine are innocent bystanders, some of which are merely patients in a hospital suspected of harboring terrorists.

“What is war but mass murder on a scale impossible by private police forces?” – Austrian economist Murray Rothbard

This Money Could Be Spent Fixing Our Country, Or Better Yet Not Stolen From Us

In 2014 one fighter jet ended up costing the US $400 billion dollars. That amount of money could have payed for every homeless person in America to have a house worth $600,000. Imagine what that kind of money could have done if it were spent on humanitarian efforts, or better yet, if left in the hands of hardworking Americans who are supporting the economy through their free market decisions.

At the end of the day, we are all cash-cows for Uncle Sam and his globalist military industrial complex.

This short video puts it all nicely into perspective:

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  • Badger Badgerism

    I used to mind war..NOW…as long as you are bombing MUSLIMS..i say GO GO GO
    bomb those towel head scum into the stoneage…in Fact NUKE THEM!

  • heretickle

    One suggested modification to an otherwise fine article. Minor but crucial.
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    Early in his first administration (1982) Ronald Reagan commissioned the W.R. Grace Cmpany to investigate how the government spends its money, i.e. tax receipts. The document called the Grace Commission Report blathered on about waste and inefficiency and cried about uncollected funds locked up in the underground economy. However the real daming conclusion was focused on how the actual money (sweat and labor of the American people) was spent. Quoting the report, “100 percent of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the federal debt and by federal government contributions to transfer payments.” Sickeningly, “all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from their government.”
    .
    So, in the Rothschild Private Central Bank Empire, repeated in every nation around the World except Iran and North Korea, all public taxes go directly back to the Rothschild banks to pay interest on the debt created by the funny money system. In the USA, the personal income tax revenue collected (3 trillion dollars of hard labor in April 2016) every year going back to 1913 is given directly to Rothschilds and their minions, think politicians, Banksters, corrupt judges, university officials, perfumed prince generals, and other corporate crooks.
    .
    All government expenditures are by credit card. Placing the cost burden with “COMPOUNDING INTEREST” on future generations of SLAVES.
    .
    So the DEMOCRATS and LIBERALS (around the world) want a vast welfare state…FINE PUT IT ON THE CREDIT CARD ultimately owned by the private central bank.
    .
    So the REPUBLICANS and CONSERVATIVES (around the world) want big military and corporate welfare…FINE PUT IT ON THE CREDIT CARD ultimately owned by the private central bank.
    .
    That’s why we have a charade of government. Both sides, “Liberal/Conservative” rotate in and out of power while always FEEDING THEIR MASTER, THE CENTRAL BANK DEMON.
    .
    So reread the above article and realize that the CREDIT CARD EMPIRE applies equally to all public assistance services and social expenditures as well as military hardware and never ending war. It just so happens for the US our puppet masters prefers GUNS. In the UK the puppet masters prefers Services. The vast bureaucracies inherent to public services and military activities are just one more way to create debt and maintain PERPETUAL SERVITUDE OF THE MASSES.
    .
    Unfortunately, the vast majority of the people of the world are easily manipulated into hating each other without cause or justification to MAINTAIN THE EVIL.
    .
    Recognize the inherent corruption of this system and working together as one united force is the only way out of this mess.

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    ….
    ..
    T E L E S T A F F – R A C K E T E E R I N G fraud …… is still fraud….
    all across America,
    this fraud is costing taxpayers $100’s of billions of dollars..
    costs that are hidden in new and ongoing fee and tax increases .
    learn as much as you can
    about the theft of taxpayer money by unaccountable public unions..

  • T.j. Thomas

    And then there’s the moment when you realize that our adventures in the Middle East have killed far more Christians than ISIL has.

  • Tuaca1107

    100% false story!!! Not one cent, $.01, goes to any government program!! Every penny goes to pay the interest on the US debt. This kind of propaganda makes me sick. The people have been deceived enough by the likes of this forking ice hole!!!!

  • lata ta birdofpeace

    One suggested modification to an otherwise fine article. Early in his first administration (1982) Ronald Reagan commissioned the W.R. Grace Company to investigate how the government spends its money, i.e. tax receipts. The document called the Grace Commission Report blathered on about waste and inefficiency and cried about uncollected funds locked up in the undergrounds economy. However the real daming conclusion was focused on how the actual money (sweat and labor of the American people) was spent. Quoting the report, “100 percent of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the federal debt and by federal government contributions to transfer payments.” Sickeningly, “all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from their government.”
    .
    So, in the Rothschild Private Central Bank Empire, repeated in every nation in the World except Iran and North Korea, all public taxes go directly back to the Rothschild banks to pay interest on the debt created by the funny money system. The personal income tax revenues collected (3 trillion dollars of hard labor in April 2016) every year going back to 1913 is given directly to Rothschilds and their minions think NEOCONS, ZIONIST FIRSTERS, politicians, banksters, and other corporate crooks.
    .
    All government expenditures are by credit card. Placing the burden and “COMPOUNDING INTEREST” on future generations of GOYIM SLAVES.
    .
    So the DEMOCRATS and LIBERALS want a vast welfare state…FINE PUT IT ON THE CREDIT CARD ultimately owned by the private central bank.
    .
    So the REPUBLICANS want big military and corporate welfare…FINE PUT IT ON THE CREDIT CARD ultimately owned by the private central bank.
    .
    That’s why we have a charade of government. Both sides, “Liberal/Conservative” rotate in and out of power while always FEEDING THEIR MASTER, THE CENTRAL BANK DEMON.
    .
    So reread the above article and realize that the CREDIT CARD EMPIRE applies equally to all public assistance services and social expenditures as well as military hardware. The vast bureaucracies inherent to public services and military activities is just one more way to create debts and maintain PERPETUAL SERVITUDE.
    .
    This message brought to you by Lata Ta Birdofpeace for president. I endorse this message.

  • isnamthere

    Something tells me that most on the right have no problem with this. And yes, that includes HRC supporters.

  • Veri Tas

    Very well said! To change this we need to change the financial /banking system. All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars.

    • Tuaca1107

      It was a lie!! A very well said lie.

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