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 spending could serve better purposes?
I personally don't believe in political parties at the presidential level. I don't believe their is a discernible difference between a republican or democrat at that point.
A two party system in politics is like giving a kid a choice between mustard greens or collard greens.
Yeah, Obama won the Nobel peace prize for it too. It's to protect the rich, for the rich and media like war, most people don't.
Half of the war budget would cure poverty
I think that military spending has always been technology based. Technology is always expensive. Therefore alot of spending is on "what if's" that never make it to production but help in planning. You spend more on failed projects than you do on the one that works.
Example, did you know that during WWII there was a project funded that included the creation of a small version of a japanese city? This city was built to test the idea of bats being fitted with incendiary divices. The bats would be released from an air plane via a bat house with a parachute. The house was designed to open up at a set altitude and release the bats. The bats would roost in the eve's and overhangs of the cities structures and the divices would ignite when an electical circuit was closed by a timer! Guess what? It worked! However there was another project out there with a more effective and destructive idea. Of course you know the rest of the story.
I personally am giving him a pass due to the constant below-the-belt haranguing he is subject to on a daily basis from the Right.
I am curious, however...where are the Rah Rah people? Where's the USA USA USA crowd?
Aren't you supposed to voice your un-dying support for Obama and call everybody else a traitor to the troops? Tell them if they don't support the troops, feel free to stand in front of them?
Where is the support for this "war President" from the war-loving citizens?
Have you been watching the news? Conservatives in Congress are behind the POTUS. Personally, I don't think we can afford nation building right now. And I didn't think we could afford it under W, either. Unlike you, LMC, I don't think one party is always right while the other is always wrong.
If conservatives REALLY want to balance the budget like they say, the military spending will have to be cut.
Wow, lovemychris is giving Obama a pass. Stop the presses!
Maybe we'd be behind this "war president" if he actually was a war president.
Real leaders talk about winning and victory, not how fast we can retreat.....
by Jack Lee 20 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 breathe2travel 7 years ago
Do you think the US should reduce its military spending or make cutbacks elsewhere?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
Obama administration? Why? Why not?
by GNelson 7 years ago
The following is from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute:1,630 Billion - Total estimated military spending in 2011 698 Billion - Total estimated U.S. military spending in 2011 (Rank #1 at 43% of the world expenditure)119 Billion - Total...
by Stump Parrish 8 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 rhamson 10 years ago
The human race seems destined to use war as a means for solving differences between cultural, religious and commerce issues rather than negotiating compromises to avert it.Politicians and leaders around the world show a resolve to draw lines in the sand (as it were) and promote hostility to forward...
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