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The U.S. government makes up 22% of the United States GDP! In 2014 American’s will pay $3 trillion in federal taxes. This giant bank account gets split in many directions, but every year the largest slice of the money pie goes to the monstrous American military.
A military filled with gluttony, greed and corruption.
Over recent decades U.S. military spending has swelled to be greater than military spending of the next 10 largest countries combined. According to the National Priorities Project, 2014 military spending accounted for 57% of the federal discretionary spending and that number doesn’t include the Homeland Security department or the full military spending of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For fiscal year 2015 our president has requested a military budget that would grow by another $12 billion. According to the NPP, the complete military spending of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars will cost American taxpayers $1.75 trillion for the fiscal year 2014.
Pickpocketing the poor to purchase perpetual war.
The separation of wealth continues to rise with a good deal of help from our nation’s bullshit tax code. Ten of the largest tax breaks aimed to benefit the richest 1% totaled more than $750 billion in tax savings in 2013. Citizens for Tax Justice has exposed how corporations pay even less than their wealthiest individuals, and some pay no taxes at all. Bank of America, Citigroup, Boeing, Verizon, and General Electric have famously avoided paying federal taxes. Corporate tax code has steadily declined since World War II with an increasing number of loopholes. Today individual pay taxes at a rate 3.5 times greater than the actual taxed rate of corporations.