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.
Don't worry, Josak.
They'll find a way to justify increased military spending.
Already building up to it...
If the American people fall for it again we are even dumber than I thought.
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.
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...
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."
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.”
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.
by Jack Lee 7 months ago
Where is the fiscal discipline? And where is the money to build the wall?As a conservative, I am disapppointed in this proposal.At a time when deficits is running high, we don’t need to spend this amount now.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
Obama administration? Why? Why not?
by breathe2travel 6 years ago
Do you think the US should reduce its military spending or make cutbacks elsewhere?
by Stump Parrish 7 years ago
Seems to me that we are about to increase our military presence in two more areas of the world. That we don't have the money to run our country won't stop those who make money supplying our military from increasing production. We must make large financial offerings to the military complex or it...
by Holle Abee 7 years ago
Why?? And yes, I know most conservatives support this, but I do not. How many weapons and soldiers do we really need to protect ourselves? Aren't the rest just "overkill"? The left screamed about Bush's military spending. Why are they giving Obama a pass? Don't you think some of that...
by lady_love158 7 years ago
Do we really want to cut defense spending? Consider that already much of the military function has been outsourced to private companies that a making huge profits off the wars, one of the left's source of angry objection. Cutting further would make us more reliant on these private mercenary...
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