“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The total cost to build and operate a nuclear submarine is approximately $5 billion dollars, $10 billion for each aircraft carrier. This includes refueling from time to time, crew training, shore facilities and so many other costs that are rarely, if ever, explained to tax-payers. Their weapons systems will be never be used in battle, or if they are, that’s it, for the entire planet. This too is never openly discussed much in public forums.
Yet thousands of hours are spent discussing why we should or should not spend more money on healthcare or for repairing schools or bridges. We are told by politicians no more money should be spent to rehab drug addicts or criminals or create jobs or for Project HeadStart or Planned Parenthood.
There is no money available for building a humane society but there is no shortage of money for things that would destroy society in minutes.