21/03/2011 |

A Grassroots Voice

March 21, 2011 by IPB

From a newspaper reader in Montgomery County, Maryland, outside Washington, DC:

“Far too much of our tax money goes for military spending that does nothing for our security. We spent more than $100 billion last year in Afghanistan, a country with a gross domestic product of $16 billion. We spent $2 billion of that to temporarily clear the hamlet of Marja, with a population of some 50,000 people. We could have used that $2 billion here in Montgomery County; it’s more than half our total county budget. Military spending, in constant dollars, is higher now than at any time since World War II. The money is there — it’s just not being spent at home.”

Read the whole letter here.