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[豆知识] 【整理】2011-11-27&12-03 美国政府破产的故事 (2/3)

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So where is all that money going? Well, first, the military takes the biggest *, seven hundred and twenty six billion dollars and twenty eleven. Wow, we can build a lot of better future with that kind of money. Spending billions on fighter planes we don’t need and wars with no end, and say we’re broke just isn’t honest. It’s like calling your kid from your billion dollar yard to tell you can’t afford school lunch money. Then, hundreds of billions * go to * the dinosaur economy, you know, the * system we talk about in the story of stuff, the one that produces more pollution, green house gases and garbage than any other on earth, and doesn’t even make us happy. In so many ways, it’s just not working. But we’re keeping * life support instead of building something better. A lot of that life support comes in form of subsidies. A subsidy is a * that gives some companies a lift over others. That’s not a necessarily bad thing. We should help companies that are building better future. The problem is our government keeps lifting up companies that actually dragging us down. Everywhere you look along the dinosaur economy, you’ll find the subsidies. There’re spending subsidies, where the governments just give our money away, like payments that benefit big agro-business, while helping drive family farm off the cliff, or the less obvious version, like the government * the bill for things corporation should pay for themselves, like cleaning up toxic chemical * or * life stuff in your ponds, or building roads that only go to one place, like a new *, or paying for polluting and waste for garbage * that would never make financial sense to build on their own. Then, there’re tax subsidies, which excuse big corporations from contributing their fair share, like the * tax breaks * oil gas companies, even in times * record profits. These subsidies are amount to billions that we should be collecting and putting to good use. And then there’re risk transfer subsidies. We’re all government accident invest bank or insurance company for corporations doing risky things, like building nuclear reactors. If anything goes wrong, we have to recover for them. There’re freebie subsidies, where our governments give stuff that belongs to all of us to corporation for cheap or even for free. That’s billion more that we should be collecting but never see. Like permits to my public lands Grant prices * the mining law in 1872. Really, 1872, president Grant signed this law to encourage settlement to the west. In newsflash, it’s settled. And all this doesn’t even count externalized costs. They don’t * any * and could amount to trillions of dollars including all the damage * environment, public health and climate this dinosaur economy causes. Without the laws that make these polluters pay, we all pay with the loss of clean air, water and increased * cancer. By the time we handled out all these subsidies, there isn’t even enough money to pay our bills. Forget about building the better future.
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