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Date: 09/01/13 03:34 PM

9 Responses to The Black Budget: Top Secret Spending [Pic+]

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    handimanner Male 60-69
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    August 31, 2013 at 2:34 pm
    Link: The Black Budget: Top Secret Spending - Leaked by Edward Snowden
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    If you know how much and where it was spent...it`s not "black budget". It`s just defense spending.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    "If you know how much and where it was spent"
    You don`t understand. These are the $400 hammers. The OGA ALWAYS knows where it goes.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36184 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    "These are the $400 hammers"
    Someones watched "Independence Day" too many times.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 3:52 am
    Can you spare a few dollars to feed the hungry and homeless?
    Sorry, nothing left in the pot.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3318 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 11:13 am
    @drawman61: Our country is more charitable than any other developed country both domestic and foreign charity. When compared household to household, we are still the most charitable, the average American household contributes more than $1,000 annually, culminating in $295 billion in personal charity. The American government spent approximately $1.03 trillion on 83 means-tested federal welfare programs in fiscal year 2011 alone. Our government also allocated around $23 billion in foreign aid just this year, it would be $37 billion if you include assistance to foreign militaries. The entire EU only forks out $12.6 billion.

    Americans give, per capita, three and a half times as much to causes and charities as the French, seven times as much as the Germans, and 14 times as much as the Italians.

    So if you want to harp about sparing a few dollars to feed the hungry and homeless, why don`t you get your country and their citizens to toss some pennies into the pot.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    There is a little portion that says, "Agency fiscal year budget
    since 2004, not inflation-adjusted"

    So that leads me to believe that it`s not adjusted for inflation. Since we`ve been living in an age of inflationary Keynesianism since 2004, where not only is inflation ok, but it must always be up, up, up. (God forbid the deflationary boggeyman EVER comes). The worst part about even "small" 1% inflation over this given time period creates giant distortions and price alterations.


    Drawman, our homeless have iPhones, courtesy of gov`t. There is one in an abandoned area near where I live that I`m sort of friends with, his name is Adam. He has an iPhone with a picture of his dog that died. He also likes Starbucks. Some people just don`t like conforming to what the rest of society is doing. Americans are also far more generous than any other nation, statistical proven by how much we give in charity.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    September 3, 2013 at 11:03 am
    With their free iphones I guess they can look up how fortunate they are...as long as they can find a wifi hotspot.
    Or maybe they could exchange it for the price of a meal.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3318 posts
    September 3, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    @drawman61:

    "as long as they can find a wifi hotspot."
    Most libraries, starbucks, hotels, restaurants, bookstores and other public venues have free wifi.

    "Or maybe they could exchange it for the price of a meal."

    I don`t know how it is where you live but here we have soup kitchens, resource groups, food stamps, and independence cards if you can`t pay for your own food with your Iphone. We don`t have a starving problem in our country, we have an obesity problem.

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