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Military spending is the real debt problem.

  1. Josak profile image60
    Josakposted 4 years ago

    In 2011 total unfunded (above balanced) federal spending was 1.316 trillion dollars, military spending was 1.415 trillion dollars. We should not even be talking about cutting health programs that save lives or reducing the wages of teachers, firemen and policemen before looking at how to reduce military spending (which by the way the Ryan budget would increase significantly) and that Romney's budget would increase even more.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Don't worry, Josak.
      They'll find a way to justify increased military spending.
      Already building up to it...
      sad
      If the American people fall for it again we are even dumber than I thought.

      1. Josak profile image60
        Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        They are even using the exact same excuse, I am always saying that people who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it but it's been less than 10 years, you would think people would remember what happened last time conservatives assured us a middle eastern country had WMD's and invaded it on that basis.

        1. Mighty Mom profile image90
          Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Iraq. Iran.
          With only one letter difference, can you blame people for not knowing or caring if there's a difference?
          Especially when there are billions of dollars being spent to whip them up into another Islamophobic froth?
          At the same time luring them into a false promise of prosperity...
          No, really.
          Once R/R remove those pesky regulations and give corporations more tax breaks the only logical conclusion is that the corporations will jump to hire/rehire American workers.

          Your saying is apt. Here's another one: "We get the government we deserve."

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago

    not a fan of Eisenhower but this make sense

    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wait just a second here, PDH.
      Wasn't Eisenhower a general?
      And a president?
      And a Republican?
      Who served the U.S. during a period of relative peace and prosperity?
      How come the Rs never quote this guy?
      Nevermind. We know why. The R party of the 1950s no longer exists.
      roll

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
        prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        totally correct! smile

 
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