Pardon the pun, but the ‘elephant in the room’ for we working stiffs is this obscene military spending and our War Empire. If more of us do not begin to realize that when over 50% of our taxes goes toward this end, it will ultimately be our end! If one truly loves this great country and cares about our young soldiers, then we need to drastically cut the military spending, close the overseas bases, end our occupations and use the massive savings to save our states and cities. Tell our elected leaders to stop ‘dancing around the truth’!

Philip A Farruggio is a semi retired baby boomer born and bred in blue collar Brooklyn NYC. He is the son and grandson of Brooklyn longshoremen, and educated at ‘free tuition’ Brooklyn College, class of ’74. Philip has written over 300 columns since 2001 and his work is found on many fine progressive sites like World News Trust, Nation of Change, Information Clearinghouse, Intrepid Report, Sleuth Journal, Dandelion Salad, Counterpunch and Dissident Voice. He can be reached at paf1222@bellsouth.net

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