Our economy is underwritten by war, weapons and killing. We don’t want to know what is happening in our name, with our tax money, sustaining our lifestyle.
THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
AGGRESSION, VIOLENCE, ASSAULT
IT IS SANITIZED,
LIED BY OMISSION,
DELIVERED BY ALTERNATIVE FACT.
Many of us hide in entertainment and frivolity.
WE GO ON ABOUT OUR LIVES – PRIVILEGED, ENTITLED
What would happen to the economy
of the United States (and the world)
We didn’t make so many weapons
We didn’t sell so many weapons
We closed bases overseas
We closed bases here at home
We brought home and discharged many military personel
We reduced the military personel here at home
We took care of our wounded physically, mentally and spiritually
We didn’t buy so many natural resources for weapons manufacturing
We didn’t use so much energy (petroleum plus) for military purposes.
We didn’t shoot or explode so many weapons
We didn’t have so many lobbyist pushing for murder and mayhem.
What would happen?
Searching the internet for the far reaching tenacles of the military/industrial complex has been frustrating. None of the questions above are answered directly.
The indirect and induced employment associated with the U.S. aerospace and defense industry is a minimum of 3.5 million jobs. ... However, the Department of Defense (DoD) reports that it employs 720,000 civilian employees and 2.2 million military personnel.
Defense Jobs Make up 10 Percent of U.S. Manufacturing Demand
Leaders from the aerospace and defense industry recently came together to promote the impact of their business on the economy at a summit in Washington, Reuters reports. For the nation's military contractors, the event was an important public relations push as Congress looks to reduce the budget deficit by cutting spending in many avenues, including to defense spending.
Industry experts highlighted that approximately 800,000 defense jobs, intelligence jobs and other occupations are tied to the defense industry. In addition, more than 10 percent of U.S. manufacturing demand in the U.S. is dependant on aerospace and defense spending with contractors including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, wage and salary employment in the federal government is expected to increase by 10 percent through 2018 and demand is projected to be particularly strong for workers with skills in specialized areas that require security clearance, including financial services, scientific research and information security. Job growth is also expected in employment through defense contractors as long as government spending remains consistent.
The Military and Defense Industry: An Economic Force in the U.S.
The military and defense industry is a significant driver of economic development in communities throughout the country. The positive benefits from military installations impact every citizen.
Often overlooked, the companies that support the military are major employers and tax generators. A report prepared by Deloitte and sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) earlier this year assessed the contribution and financial impact of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry. The indirect and induced employment associated with the U.S. aerospace and defense industry is a minimum of 3.5 million jobs.
The companies providing these jobs generated $324 billion in sales revenue in 2010, with $15.6 billion in net income after tax at an average pre-tax reported operating profit margin of 10.5 percent.
By Larry Shaughnessy
Keeping one American service member in Afghanistan costs between $850,000 and $1.4 million a year, depending on who you ask. But one matter is clear, that cost is going up.
During a budget hearing today on Capitol Hill, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-North Dakota, asked Department of Defense leaders, "What is the cost per soldier, to maintain a soldier for a year in Afghanistan?" Under Secretary Robert Hale, the Pentagon comptroller, responded "Right now about $850,000 per soldier."
THE WOUNDS OF “WAR” - PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SPIRITUAL,
AND FATAL ARE A POWERFUL EXPRESSION OF VIOLENCE.
THEY CANNOT BE DISMISSED ALTHOUGH THEY ARE KEPT FROM
SIGHT BY DISTRACTIONS. SANITIZE, SUBVERTED, LIED BY OMISSION, DELIVERED BY ALTERNATIVE FACT AND ACTIVE COMPARMENTALIZING.
THE TENTACLES GO OUT FROM HERE
SOME ENERGY USAGE
RESOURCES, ESPECIALLY OIL, MOTIVATE ALL THIS AGGRESSION. IT IS BOOSTERED BY CORPORATE AMBITIONS AND BOTTOMLINES.
There is the great
It is its own violence