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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 chunck, 726 billion dollars in 2011.  we could build a lot of better future with that kind of money, spending billions on fighter planes we don't need or wars with no end and say we are broke just isn't honest.  it's like calling your kid from your billion-yard to tell you can't afford the school lunch money.

Then hundreds of  billions or more go to xx dinosaur economy, you know, we talks about the story of stuff, the one produces more pollution greenhouse gas in garbage than any other on earth, and doesn't even make it happy. In so many ways,  it's just now worsening, but keeping our life support instead of building  something better, a lot of that life support cames in form of subsides.

A subside is give away give some companies a lift over others. that's not neccecarily a bad thing,  we should have companies building better future, the problem is our government keeps lifting of companies actually dragging us down.

Every where you look around the dinosaur economy , you will find these subside.

There's  spending subsides, with government just gives our money away,  like payments that benefit  bigger xx business or helping  drive family  farm xx, or the less obvious version that the government fools the bill for things cooperation should pay for themselves, like cleaning toxic chemical xx , or giant xx livestock , or building road only go to one place like a new Wallmark, or paying for pollution or  wasteful garbage  would never make finance sense to build on their own.


Then there're tax subsides, which excuse big corporation from contributing their fair share , like an xx tax breaks granted to oil gas company, even in time of record profits, these subsides amount to billions we should be collecting and putting into good use.

And there're risk transfer subsides where our government acts as an investment bank or insurance company for corporations doing risky things , like building nuclear reactors, if anything goes wrong, we have to cover for them.

There's freebie subsides. where our government gives stuff belong to all of us to corporation for cheap or even free , that's billions more that we should be collecting but never see. Like permits to mine public lands granted at prices set in Mining law 1872, really, 1872, president xx signed this law to encourage settlement of the west, xx, it's settled, and all this doesn't even count xx costs, they don't xx any xx and could amount to trillons of dollars including all of the damage of environment, public heath and climate that this dinosaur economy causes, without laws that make these polluters pay. we all pay, with lost of clean air and water, of increase asthma cancer.

By the time we've handled out all these subsides  , there isn't even enough money to pay our bills, forget about building  the better future.
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