Here Comes Increased Deficit Spending to Fight IS

by | Aug 27, 2014


You might think that, with the US government debt increasing year after year and bloated US military spending nearly equal to the combined military spending of the rest of the world, the US government would try to find a way to fight the Islamic State without increasing spending. Supposing the US government proceeds with further escalating yet another Middle East war, couldn’t President Barack Obama and Congress at least work together to pay the bill by transferring billions of spare dollars from elsewhere in the vast and wasteful US military and intelligence budgets? How about starting by canning the US government’s mass spying program?

If you are asking these sorts of questions, you obviously do not have the qualifications to serve as a US House of Representatives committee chairman overseeing the distribution of largess to the military-industrial complex.

US House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) demonstrates in his Wednesday morning press release how to aid the “masters of war,” declaring:

First, ISIS is an urgent threat and a minimalist approach, that depends solely on [fiscal year 2015] funding or pinprick strikes that leave fragile forces in Iraq and Syria to do the hard fighting, is insufficient to protect our interests and guarantee our safety in time.

While you might want to hold on to your wallets, the days when doing that could stop government spending are long past. Obama, McKeon, and their fellow war conspirators in politics and business have the Federal Reserve to create more dollars for yet more war.


  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

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