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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Where do some of our tax dollars go instead of healthcare?


The United States now possesses 10,300 [nuclear] warheads...the TNT tonnage of destruction power with bigger warheads...commands the equivalent of 120,000-130,000 Hiroshima-sized bombs....
US nuclear-weapons spending against all other federal government spending from 1940-96, as documented by the Office of Management and Budget..., the US spent nearly $5.5 trillion on nuclear weapons and weapons-related programs in constant 1996 dollars. Non-nuclear related national defense totaled $13.2 trillion. Social Security, [was] at $7.9 trillion. Nuclear-weaponry spending over this 56-year period exceeded the combined total federal spending for education; training, employment, and social services; agriculture; natural resources and environmental protection; general science, space, and technology; community and regional development (including disaster relief); law enforcement; and energy production and regulation (including nuclear energy)... On average, the United States has spent $98 billion a year on nuclear weapons, or $1.40 per capita per day, while more than 20% of the world's people live on less than $1 day.

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