Thursday, February 15, 2007
The U.K. and the U.S. are the worst places for children’s quality of life and the Netherlands and Sweden are the best, according to a report on 21 industrialized countries by the United Nations Children’s Fund.
The U.S. ranks last in health and safety, with the highest rates of relative child poverty and teenage obesity, according to the report.
It should be noted that the recent invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan are funded outside the Federal Budget (i.e. are paid for through supplementary spending bills) and are therefore external to the military budget figures listed above. In addition, the United States has long had a history of black budget military spending which is not listed as Federal spending and is not included in published military spending figures. Thus, the true amount spent by the United States on military spending is significantly higher than the given budgetary figures.
Posted by Jesus Reyes at 12:25 PM