War Tax Resisters Brian Willson & Russell Kanning

The U.S. government is spending more on its military today, to support its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its global military presence, and its arsenal, than it spent (in inflation-adjusted dollars) in the most expensive year of the Vietnam War.

And much of this spending is coming from “off-budget” borrowing. For instance, Congress has “borrowed” $177 billion from the Social Security trust fund this year to spend on war and pork, but you won’t see that $177 billion show up in the officially-reported budget deficit.