Outrageous claim: Drones will boost America's ravaged economySubmitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:46
(NaturalNews) Amid dubious government claims that the jobless rate is falling, some are actually suggesting that one way out of our dismal economy is to build more devices to keep an eye on us, namely drones.
One recent headline actually read, "UAV's Could Boost U.S. Economy," then went on to point out that the U.S. is expected to capture 62 percent of the drone market in the coming years - which would generate an estimated $86 billion in annual revenue.
Now, don't get us wrong here, that's a lot of money. But in an economy that totals about $15.5 trillion a year, that's a drop in the bucket, seriously.
Is that what our privacy is worth, now - $86 billion?
It's the economy, stupid - not your Bill of Rights
It is a question that is clearly not on the mind of Gary Brecka, Executive Director of United Drones in Naples, Fla. He is eagerly awaiting the issuance of congressionally approved guidelines by the Federal Aviation Administration that will permit widespread use of drones in U.S. skies by federal and local authorities, among others.
"Drones are mystical to a lot of people, but I think in the next few years, it will be common place. So everybody will be talking about a drone like they're talking about a computer today," a near-giddy Brecka told WINK, Naples' local CBS affiliate.