"The loss of jobs bring lower employment costs for the ruling minority and higher social costs to the working majority who still have some form of incomes and pay taxes to keep rulers rich and not allow poor people to drop dead in the streets. As they expend more for weapons, consumer goods and security products to protect themselves from the alienated who are alleged to threaten them from below, they are distracted from noticing the tiny group laughing at them from above while it dumps garbage on their heads."
"We've built a permanent military, as if we're always at war. And we've managed to usually be at war in one little country or another. Now, 57% of government spending (in President Obama's proposal for 2013) goes to wars and preparations for wars -- that is, if we don't count special programs that pay for themselves with special taxes of their own, like Social Security. Our country has 5% of the people in the world and over 50% of the war spending."
"The Republican candidates realize that war is good for our corporations' bottom-line and for getting Americans to work together against our scary religious and political enemies. And war is also good for keeping our standard of living high, making sure that most of the profits and tax breaks go to the wealthy righteous who create the most jobs and are our biggest financial supporters."