Seventy percent of the national intelligence budget is now spent on private contractors so that's yet another way of funneling tax dollars into the hands of the rich. And how do we find out about all of the terrorist threats that keep us shaking in our boots and willing to give up everything in the name of security? Why it's the media, which is owned by the rich. It is estimated that the private companies are raking in $6 billion a year. According to the Washington Post there are almost 2000 private companies dedicated to profiting off of terrorism.