The worst recession since the 1930s has caused the steepest decline in state tax receipts on record. As a result, even after making very deep cuts, states continue to face large budget gaps. New shortfalls have opened up in the budgets of at least 41 states for the current fiscal year (FY 2010, which began July 1 in most states). In addition, initial indications are that states will face shortfalls as big as or bigger than they faced this year in the upcoming 2011 fiscal year. States will continue to struggle to find the revenue needed to support critical public services for a number of years.(Recession Continues, emphasis added). It appears that 46 of the 50 states qualify for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy, but it is only available to municipalities.
When we hear about the problems of California or New York, what we do not hear is the effect that the stupid wars and military budget are having on the states.
The reality of these wars is a story of the shame of the warmongers among us:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone.(President & General Eisenhower, emphasis added). MOMCOM has sold herself via the main stream media as the saviour, yet she is actually the crucifier.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
Other presidents have a different point of view:
I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign-policy matters with war on my mind.(Bush II). He was also the High Priest In Chief who based his wars on his interpretation of The Book of Revelation.
How many homes in other nations have been destroyed by the warmongers, how many in their own country, when will they have enough?