If we add up the current Pentagon budget,
the nuclear weapons budget of the Energy Department, the military
portion of the NASA budget, foreign military aid, veterans' benefits,
interest payments on debt incurred by past military spending and other
military-related expenses, the U.S. spends over $776 billion a year to
feed its addiction to war. 
That's more than a million dollars a minute!
This costs you plenty. An average American household "contributes" over
$4,400 in taxes every year to the cause of building up the world's most
powerful military. 
Now I know why we can't ever seem to make ends meet!
Mom -- could we get...
If you need anything else, just give a holler!
Because Congress is so generous to the Pentagon...
Social programs get short-changed.
That's all we can afford -- we can't bust the budget, you know.
Bridges, roads, sewers, and water systems are crumbling because the
government fails to provide the money needed to maintain them. 
Bus fares are rising and service is being slashed as the Federal
Government has eliminated financial support for mass transit operating
[RTD bus with signs on the side saying:]
Be all you can be in the Army! [and] NOT IN SERVICE. 
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