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Scaring the Ghost of El Chapo

DHE Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 7:40 AM
The "meat cleaver" is only frightening to some people because they are addicted to spending. That is our national problem, even more so than the traditional but absurd idea that we should put people in jail who are addicts (absent other crimes, of course) or sex industry victims.
Vic156 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 9:16 AM
What is frightening to real people is when you get right down to brass tacks there is no cut. Only a reduction in projected spending.
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 10:37 AM
Exactly. The DoD budget is still going to increase.

Tell me, if you got a raise of 2%, would you feel the need to cut your expenses? No, of course not.

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