How America’s Corrupt Government Wastes Its Taxpayers’ Money

Eric Zuesse

First, just look at these billions of dollars of U.S.-taxpayer-purchased weapons being exploded — simply wasted — in Ukraine, instead of killing people there, as America’s aristocracy had intended when it got its President and Congress to donate, to Ukraine, these U.S.-manufactured weapons that had been produced and sold to the U.S. Government by those aristocrats’ weapons-making firms:

27 September 2017

27 July 2017

23 March 2017


Here is the background of that — what these weapons had been designed to do:


Here is the deeper background of all of this:

first, in Crimea:

then, in Donbass:   


Here is the even-deeper background to it, from the beginning, until the present time:


And, here is how corrupt our military is, which is behind this rampant wastage:


So: at the present moment in America’s corruption, pumping up the sales of U.S.-made weaponry is the chief motivation for what the U.S. President and Congress are doing in Ukraine; killing the people in the areas of Ukraine where Viktor Yanukovych had won more than 75% of the vote is no longer the chief motivation for what the U.S. President and Congress are doing there. This sales-pumping continued even after the explosion that occurred on 23 March 2017. It continued even after the explosion that occurred on 27 July 2017. It continued even after the explosion that occurred on 27 September 2017. They didn’t care how much of their weaponry became wasted; they cared only how much of it became sold. Profit is an even higher calling than killing, for the aristocracy and its agents (including for U.S. Presidents and members of Congress). Those sales are profitable.


And, here is the source of it all — the source of America’s endless wars, for endless profits.


Back on 5 December 2014, I had headlined the question “U.S. House Votes 98% to Donate U.S. Weapons to Ukraine; U.S. Public Is 67% Against. Is This Democracy?” The answer to that question is obvious: this is not democracy, at all. It is something else. And this fact (America’s lack of democracy) explains why the American public have not been informed about what is, and about why it is. Or, even much, that it is, at all — that this situation (the U.S. aristocracy’s dictatorship) exists, as it actually does. Americans are supposed to vote, on that basis, as a deceived public, in a ‘democracy’.

And that’s why you’re not finding out about these facts, not at the New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation, National Review, The Atlantic, Harper’s, CBS, NBC, ABC, NPR, PBS, Fox, MSNBC, CNN, nor etc., all of which, likewise, are funded by, and are advertising, the firms that America’s billionaires control. You’re not supposed to know about any of this. And, so, most Americans really don’t know. Instead, Americans are supposed to love and admire America’s taxpayer-funded organization for mass-killing, for mass-dying, and for massive destruction — the U.S. military. And, so, Americans do.

On July 27th, Gallup reported: “Americans have given the military the highest confidence rating of any institution in American society for nearly two decades.” “The military” scored actually higher than any other of the listed 17 “institutions” — and here all of them were, in the order that Gallup presents them:

“Confidence in Institutions”:

The church or organized religion, 41%

The Supreme Court, 40%

Congress 12%

Organized labor, 28%

Big business, 21%

The public schools, 36%

Newspapers, 27%

The military, 72%

The presidency, 32%

The medical system, 37%

Banks, 32%

Television news, 24%

The police, 57%

The criminal justice system, 27%

Small business, 70%

News on the internet [such as you’re now reading], 16%

Health Maintenance Organizations or HMOs, 19%

A few months earlier, on April 26th, I had headlined “POLL: Americans Support Military-Industrial Complex Above All Else”, and that finding was based upon a poll which had just been published by Morning Consult.

So: the operation is very successful.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.