the non-partisan Pew Charitable Trusts,
n the 2008 and 2010 election cycles, employees of the Pew Research Center contributed a total of $4850 to Democratic candidates. Presidential Candidate Barack Obama received $4600 from a person who is or claimed to be an Editor at Pew Research Center. No Republicans received any campaign contributions in those two cycles.
During the same two election cycles, members of the Pew Charitable Trusts contributed $19,055 to Democratic candidates. Barack Obama received the lions share of these contributions at $11,755. Again, no Republican candidates received contributions from any member of the Pew Charitable Trusts.
A bias in political contributions given solely to one party and in the majority to one candidate certainly would seem to be prejudicial to the analysis of data and reporting.
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However much Defense spending is in relation to the world is immaterial.
Here's another pie chart, I want you to take special notice of the size of Defense spending compared to the SS. Medicare, Medicaide outlays:
You do the math here. Social spending = 56.74% of federal Spending, 2010.
DoD? just under 19%.
And you are worried about the Defense Spending?
Let's just say you are 100% right, we end our military campaigns, slash the military budget "to comparable levels with the "rest of the world" and raise taxes.
Guess what? We're still over $11,000,000,000,000.00 in debt and counting.
Real genius with math you are.