Notice to Poor, Elderly and Young Americans from World Policeman
Mar 29, 2011
There will always be billions of dollars available for the US Military to police the planet, from Libya to Afghanistan — but not for you or your health, welfare or education. We can’t afford you.
Associated Press reports that America’s new war in Libya costs taxpayers nearly $1 billion
“Rep. Howard Berman of California, top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he expected lawmakers to make a spending cut exception for national security.”
A Message from the U.S. Congress, President Obama and the Republican and Democrat Parties:
NOTICE TO POOR, ELDERLY AND YOUNG AMERICANS
There is a severe budget crisis. You must accept drastic cutbacks to your quality of life and curtailment in services to public schools and hospitals, and in your Social Security and Medicare. U.S. Mail delivery must be reduced. High speed rail and new mass transit is unaffordable. However, there will always be billions of dollars available for the US Military to police the planet, from Libya to Afghanistan — but not for you or your health, welfare or education. We can’t afford you.
US role in Libya Costs Hundreds of Millions So Far
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press, Mar. 23, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stretched thin by two wars, the U.S. military is spending upward of $1 billion in an international assault to destroy Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s air defenses and save rebels from likely defeat, according to analysts and a rough calculation of the military operation so far.
Missiles fired from submarines in the Mediterranean, bombs dropped by B-2 stealth bombers and an array of warplanes launching airstrikes over the northern portion of Libya easily total hundreds of millions of dollars. The campaign entered its fifth day on Wednesday.
The Obama administration isn’t talking overall cost, but the magnitude of the military campaign, the warships and aircraft deployed and the munitions used provide some information to estimate the growing price tag.
As of Tuesday, the coalition had fired at least 162 sea-launched Tomahawk missiles priced at $1 million to $1.5 million apiece and dispatched B-2 stealth bombers — round-trip from Missouri — to drop 2,000-pound bombs on Libyan sites. Total flying time: 25 hours. Operating cost for one hour: at least $10,000.