Government: Not Even Once!

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters

The US Bombing its Own Guns Perfectly Sums Up America’s Total Failure in Iraq:

(Max Fisher) When President Obama announced US airstrikes in Iraq, most observers understood that the US would be bombing members of ISIS. What many did not know was that, in a twist of such bitterly symbolic irony that it could only occur in the Middle East, the US would also be bombing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of American military equipment.

Here’s why: in the decade since the 2003 US-led Iraq invasion, the US has spent a fortune training and arming the Iraqi army in the hopes of readying it to secure the country once America left. That meant arming the Iraqi army with high-tech and extremely expensive American-made guns, tanks, jeeps, artillery, and more.

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My Commentary: “Government. Not even once.”

Corporate Welfare Whores

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family, after they posted artwork being shared the page, “Young Americans for Liberty“…


“WELFARE: When you love strangers so much that you’re willing to have government steal money from another stranger to help them out.”

RaynWELFARE: When you love *CORPORATISM* so much that you’re willing to have the government steal money from the entire population to line the pockets of billionaire CEOs.

According to the CATO Institute, the U.S. federal government spent almost $97 billion of our tax dollars on corporate welfare during fiscal year 2012:

The most regular recipients of corporate welfare include BOEING, XEROX, IBM, MOTOROLA, DOW CHEMICAL, GENERAL ELECTRIC, APPLE, McDONALD’S, and WALMART:

Apple, Walmart, McDonald’s: They All Stiff Their Workers as They Get Subsidized by Taxpayers: