Submitted by PapaBear1142 on Fri, 07/08/2011 - 5:01am
In 2007, the U.S. government gave 160 billion dollars of funding to the "war on terrorism". Now, being extremely generous, 70 U.S. citizens die from terrorist-related acts every year.
Also in 2007, the U.S. government gave under 3 billion dollars towards funding of research to stop and fight Coronary Heart Disease. On average, 450,000 people die from this disease every year, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Now answer me this, why did our government give 54 times more money to something that kills 6,600 times less people than Coronary Heart Disease? Why don't they realize that this disease is much more of a threat than terrorists ever will be? You want to know why? Well, it's because what most of you don't realize, is that it's much easier, and infinitely more profitable to spend that money creating propaganda to convince the American people to stand behind the government, and thus, the corporatocracy that runs the country, than to simply use the money to save lives. Everything has a dollar sign on it these days. Even your life. So, this isn't the first time I've said this, nor will it be the last.
Something is wrong in this country. Seriously, seriously wrong.