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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Welcome To America, Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins has a flair for melodrama. This week she wrote that she would like to live in a nation "where we spend more money on educating people than we do on the military."
Welcome to America, sweetcakes.
We spend far more on education than we do on defense. Far more. The $400 billion Pentagon budget is dwarfed by school spening which easily tops $500 billion on K through 12 spending alone. She said "educating people," so when you add in coleg, it is not even close. Roughly 3.2 percent of the nation's economy is spent on defense, 4.7 percent on education.
Read my Saturday column for more.

Cross posted at Don Surber.

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