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What have we learned in two millennia?
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be
tempered and controlled and the assistance to foreign lands should be
curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to
work, instead of living on public assistance."
— Cicero 55 BC
If the United States had taken all that money it spent on the
Vietnamese war, the two Iraqi wars and Afghanistan war, trillions of
dollars now and still counting. If they had just given that money to
those Vietnamese, Iraqi and the Afghani people, it would have given
everybody enough money to live on for the rest of their lives. If the
West would spend as much money on the poor of the world as they spend
on arms, it would solve all the world's poverty problems!
Ted Rudow III,MA