Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

In a Democracy You Get the Empire You Deserve

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The U.S. defense budget is greater than the combined defense budgets of the next seventeen largest spenders….

$1 of every $5 the federal government spent in 2011 went to defense, and about 20 cents of that $1 was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Just some of the facts available in Salon’s big think piece on the national budget. Meanwhile, in the polls: A new poll shows deep support among liberals for the very Bush/Cheney policies they once pretended to despise.

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