My first post. A letter to the Erie Times News sent regarding think tank piece.
Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 17, 2011
Guest Voice Stephen Herzenberg was rehashing the same old stuff on the opinion page today. Paul Ryan’s plan to keep taxes low and cut services is bad. Yada yada yada.
I have read more than once that if the “rich” were taxed 100% it wouldn’t make a dent in the deficit. What Herzenberg, Paul Ryan and Congress, except for Libertarians like Ron Paul, don’t have the courage to talk about is the war budget. Four wars at once, two of which are illegal, with more on the way, hundreds of bases on foreign soil, extravagant weapons systems and a war budget greater than the rest of the world’s defense budgets combined. AIPAC payoffs, disguised as foreign aid to Israel, come out of the war budget. I could go on about how an industrial giants like Korea, UK and Germany don’t need our help. But those who look beyond Katie Couric and Fox News for what is going on already know this. We need to realize empire building, power, government contracts and control (of oil) can no longer be the mainstay of our foreign policy . No more military on foreign soil and no sticking our nose where it doesn’t belong. Sound familiar? Substitute “Arab soil” for “foreign soil” and you will have Bin Laden’s (and the rest of the Middle East’s) reason for hating us. The most effective way to start getting real is by cutting the war budget and turning it back into a defense budget.