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Disastrous wars are crippling our nation; when will Americans say "enough is enough?"

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Message Michael Payne

Our nation is literally being destroyed, not from attacks by a powerful foreign enemy, but by the relentless expansion of U.S. wars and empire building. Almost every facet of our economy, except the defense industry, is collapsing; our national debt is staggering and we are, by far, the largest creditor nation in the world. Yet, the massive spending for the military and defense contractors continues unabated. And the people of America continue to watch in passive silence.

Americans are totally aware of what is happening to this nation, this society and to them personally. Whoever is fortunate enough to have a job doesn't know how long that job will last. While our national government runs up massive deficits and continues down the road to eventual bankruptcy, individual states are almost there; reportedly, 46 out of 50 states could file for bankruptcy in 2010-2011; it's that bad.

Here's a sampling of the typical problems that states, as well as individuals, are facing as they try to stop the massive hemorrhaging:

*The state of California is seriously considering sending out IOUs instead of tax refunds; payments are seriously behind to families who depend on welfare and aid for the aged, blind and disabled; and programs that serve developmentally disabled and mentally ill patients

*Some 10% of Floridians are now receiving food stamps

*Ohio unemployment funds have been depleted

*U.S. home foreclosures totaled more than 3.5 million in 2009; projections are for 5 million more in next several years

*Many school districts across America are laying off teachers, cancelling sports, music and other programs

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