Sunday, January 25, 2009

Swords to Plowshares? Not So Much!

'Just World News' with Helena Cobban: Killer Jobs Programs

Our work is definitely cut out for us here!

"The economy is heading south and people are being laid off. Congress-critters and governors, and politicians in general, are being asked to come up with "shovel-ready" projects that will put people to work."

"There are other Pentagon jobs programs that go right into every congressional district. They include military bases and military procurement. They say all politics is local, and in this time for intensive economic recovery planning congress-critters are interested in military procurement now more than ever.

Remember the peace dividend? Forget it. War pays better dividends, and you need to buy a lot of stuff to fight a war. So if the country is at war, and it is at war thanks to some people who profit from it, and if you need even more stuff to fight wars yet uninitiated, then military procurement has to be high on the jobs program list in every US congressional district."

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