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Military spending is about to increase again

  1. Stump Parrish profile image60
    Stump Parrishposted 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 will turn on us.

    Why do we treat our government like a religious deity? They work for us and yet, us is part of the problem. Most of the us in this country, lack the common sense required to get thru the day and they're making decisions that affect the everyone.

    This is the very reason this country was founded as a Republic and not a Democracy. Being in the majority in this country more often than not means, you're on the same side as the idiots.

  2. arb profile image78
    arbposted 7 years ago

    Hey Stump!
    Somewhere along the way we decided that we would police the world to protect our way of life. Obviously, this ploy has pursuaded the average American that we are protecting something noble, all the while, advancing a disquised agenda that most Americans would probably oppose. Unfortunately, the real truth is too often manipulated and buried beneath a barrage of media complicity and perpetual petty distraction. Why bother with impending colapse, when we can follow a high speed pusuit on Nancy Grace? Deception plus distraction equals apathy.

  3. OpinionDuck profile image60
    OpinionDuckposted 7 years ago

    I am not sure where your question is going?
    where is the source of the problem and do you have a suggested solution.

    1. Stump Parrish profile image60
      Stump Parrishposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/12/12 … latestnews

      http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/12/12 … jerusalem/

      Just wondering how they will sell the increased expenditures for the coming escalation in two new arenas of war profiteering when our economy is in such wonderful shape to begin with.

      Also curious why most Americans approve of our government spending billions of our tax dollars with no accountability as long as they tell them it;s going towards a war on someone or something. If they declare war on butterflies, the majority of people wont mind the extra 100 attack helicopters and tanks we need to defeat those deadly butterflies.

      If the danger to our country that the DHS is supposed to protect us from is so great, dont you think they might at least make sure the International airports and major airlines couldn't be penetrated. Why are we spending all this money fighting the threat of terrorism and accepting this shoddy level of operations. Perhaps it's just a situation where the rest of our government agencies are settling for haliburton quality preformances. After all, you don't need to be able to accomplish the work to get the contracts, You simply have to show a willingness to offer kick backs.

      1. Stump Parrish profile image60
        Stump Parrishposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Dont pick on me for posting from a Faux news site. I do like to keep up with what the enemy of truth is hawking each day.

      2. OpinionDuck profile image60
        OpinionDuckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I would rather have the military fighting outside of this country, than to have the terrorists here domestically.

        Having said that, the wars that started after 911 are still going on, and no matter how the political parties differ on whether we should have gone to war, no one is stopping it.

        So the inference should be that Congress and the President want the wars to continue for some reason that is unknown to the people.

        The US has never been good at winning wars, and this is just another example of it. Yes, we have had military victories but the politicians always take defeat out of the jaws of victory.

        It would take a novel sized hub to go through these issues, but the bottom line is that in hindsite the Afghanistan and Iraq wars didn't accomplish anything good. The bonus was that the terrorists were kept away from further immediate attacks on the US mainland.

        Nine years after 911, National Security is still a joke. Homeland Security should noted for bloating the size of the government and color coding the Defcon system. The three letter protection agencies are still feeble and non communicative with each other, much like siblings vying for the father's attention.

        The borders are still open, and only lip service is really being done to protect them.

        Pakistan is really the new Iraq because it is the hiding ground of the masterminds of terrorism today.

        Taking Iraq out was a bad decision, because as bad as Saddam was he was the balance to Iran.

        Iranian missles are now being placed in Venezuela, and these ballistic missles can reach the United States.

        North Korea another politician failure from the Korean War is not attacking a South Korean Island.

        Neither democrat or republican control of the Congress or the Presidency has stopped or made these wars beneficial for the people of the United States.

        1. Jim Hunter profile image61
          Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          "The US has never been good at winning wars"

          That should read The US has never been good at winning wars since World War 2.

          We have the greatest military this world has ever seen but we don't use our weapons because the rest of the world would be appalled at the outcome.

          But if they had the weaponry they would use it.

          1. OpinionDuck profile image60
            OpinionDuckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Actually if you look at the big picture, we really didn't wom WWII other than militarily.

            But the politicians gave away the farm, to Russia and that was the beginning of the Cold War. This also led to Korea and the Vietnam wars which we didn't win at all.

            Russia and China had their collective hands on where the US politicians should have had their man things.


        2. Stump Parrish profile image60
          Stump Parrishposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          just out of curiousity, when was the last time this country went to war with someone we didn't put in power? Seems like most of our wars of late are simply an effort to clean up a mess we made in the first place. Hell of a little scam they have going here. Put a puppet dictator in power simply to ensure the military has someone to spend it's secret budget on defeating.Cant find a suitable person to attack, just pick a word and go to war over that. For example, how do you justfy the 40 year old war on drugs? Has anyone seen the first iota of proof that it is succeeding? No, success isn't part of the game plan, If you win the war on drugs, what will all those over paid fighters have to justify their bloated salaries and budgets. Does anyone actually believe there is any interestr in winning this war on terror? A yearly budget increase is the only victory that matters these days in Washington.