Military budge $650B..why can't we cut some of that?

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  1. Dlist

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    "beware the military industrial complex"

    -eisenhawer, upon leaving office (jan. 1961)
     
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    I'd rather cut giveaways to muthafuckers who wont work
     
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    agreed.

    however, i will never understand many kool aid drinking republicans when they happily discuss 'cutting spending' and refuse to include corporate welfare and defense spending.
     
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    The one I loved was Panetta recommending that our solders not get a raise or up to 1% of a raise to cut costs but no a fucking word about cutting the contractors we (The U.S.) hire to fight overseas. We pay those contractors 4-12 times as much as we pay our soldiers for doing the same job.
     
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    I hear ya..take away Obama phones and all that..but seriously dude. $650B in Military spending?? Chaney saying $2 trillion LOST I day before 9/11?? what the fuck it that about.
     
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    They gave the active duty military a 1.7% raise this year. Then they instituted a 2% tax increase on federal emplyees, including the military. So all servicemen got a .3% paycut.
     
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    The amount of money given as a result of entitlements is far greater than military spending.
     
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    we need that money to blow the shit out of Iran. it wont be long

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    because they dont care anything about the debt. its just an excuse to cut programs they dont like.
     
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    spending can be good. its wasteful spending that is bad.
    if you spend money to replace a leaking roof, thats good spending.
    if you spend money only on buckets and mops and labor, thats wasteful spending, even though one can argue its spending far less
     
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    First of all: The whole world should pay US for defending the world/democracy. No.. Instead most of the world is retarded and angry that US (and Israel) fights terrorism. I personally am thankful for all the sacrifices that US/Israel have done to make the world better. The US people have to be a kind people to try to make the world better.

    But since the world hate US for its interventions. Fuck the world.
    Instead of helping people. Fuck em. Think USA first. Take home all the troops from Japan/Korea/Germany and so on. Why help them? They have enough money. They are rich.

    All USA economical problem is because of the fanatical military budget and immigration. Cut military by 50%. If someone does anything: send cruise missiles and stop worrying about collateral damage. (as usual: Fuck em.)

    Stop non-crusial immigration for 5-10 years and the unemployment would be gone. Less unemployment = less cost for the government + more income from taxes. USA can never create 4 million new jobs each year to cover all the immigrants.
     
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    Good communication from a "non English retard." Unfortunately, too many retards that speak English in this country think government money is a cure-all, instead it's a band-aid covering a wound that never heals.
     
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    Aren't you watching the news??? Automatic cuts are set to kick in March 1st. The ONE responsibility of the federal government (as outlined in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution). Yet this President wants to treat it as discretionary while social program spending - not defined in the Constitution - is treated as mandatory.

    Pisses me off!!!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...cce100-7142-11e2-b3f3-b263d708ca37_story.html
     
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    I'll be willing to discuss defense spending as soon as every social program not outlined in the Constitution is eliminated. How's that? You'll willing to make that agreement?
     
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    ^ this
     
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    You're DAMN right it is. I'll give you the hard numbers. Entitlements were 61.9% of the budget last year in 2012. Defense spending, 18.7. More than 3X!!!

    Yet you have shit talkers on here blaming the fucking republicans! I don't fucking get it. STOP WATCHING THE BULLSHIT NEWS on 4, 5, 7, and 9 and READ SHIT YOURSELF!!!

    Edit: Not you, Jake. People on here have me heated.
     
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    NO, THIS ASSHOLE:

    Entitlements were 61.9% of the budget last year in 2012. Defense spending, 18.7. More than 3X!!!

    Yet you have shit talkers on here blaming the fucking republicans! I don't fucking get it. STOP WATCHING THE BULLSHIT NEWS on 4, 5, 7, and 9 and READ SHIT YOURSELF!!!
     
  20. racerx

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    yeah i blame the republicans, and the democrats.

    you only blame 1 while the other does the same, then wonder why nothing changes



    those %s are meaningless. you dont cut things based on what % they are. you cut things that are wasteful and not needed.
     
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