Rick Rozoff: Running a World Empire Takes A Toll: Increased Poverty

by Rick Rozoff
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September 15, 2011

Press TV
September 15, 2011

Rick Rozoff, manager of Stop NATO, says the there is a “political quest” in the United States to maintain the country’s military supremacy even at the cost of “taking food off the table of ordinary Americans.”

“There is a sort of hubristic or arrogant attitude that for the past generation, for the last 20 years, the U.S. has grown into the role of the world’s first uncontested military superpower,” Rozoff told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Thursday.

“Even at the risk of taking food off the table of the average American, the political class in the United States seems intent on maintaining that role.”

When asked what the huge defense budget has brought for the ordinary Americans, he said: “It’s brought misery, it’s brought increased poverty.”

He said according to the latest reports, “15 percent of Americans are now currently living in poverty as defined by the U.S. government. Some analysts would double that percentage, and twenty percent of Americans under 18 years of age are now living in poverty.”

He added, “The impact is not only on the economy, which is rather an abstract question, but on the day-to-day lives of average Americans.”


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