For years now, they’ve told us that we can’t afford—that the government providing healthcare to all people is just unimaginable; it can’t be done. We don’t have the money to rebuild our infrastructure. We don’t have the money to wipe out poverty. We can’t do it. But all of a sudden, yeah, we do have $700 billion for a bailout of Wall Street.—Bernie Sanders
He’s right, that 700 billion changes my perspective and will change the perspective of a lot people, just like the billions spent on the war in Irak. And it will change that perspective for all countries, proportionaly, not just the US.
When the next day you see 16 billion to fight poverty (FR) you used to think good news, now you, or at least I, can’t help but think about the 700 to bail out Wallstreet and 16 seems small as heck. It’s insaner and insaner to see how badly misplaced they.. and we, place our money. Lets fight a war on drugs, not poverty in our cities, lets put kids in prison longer, not fight the situation they are put in that drives them there. Lets bail out the rich guys with middle class money but then spend a fraction on global poverty, lets keep crap or nonexistent health systems. Lets keep doing the same things and keep digging our collective hole deeper. Lets. Maddening.