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In a few years, the budget would be balanced. But of course we can't expect our elected officials to stand by and let the deficit be resolved. What would they fight about if that happened? Let's follow standard Republican protocol by promoting more tax cuts and complaining about the National Debt in order to pay for increased defense spending. Oh wait...I don't think that makes any mathematical sense...
The problem is that we haven't paid for the added cost of defense... wars without funding is a big part of why we are in debt. Wars with unintended consequences is why we have a power vacuum in the middle east. If we want to be the world's enforcerer, then we have to pay for it through increased revenues/taxes... Republicans don't want that. Special interests own the Congress, so we need to change our laws to limit the impact of money, but the Supreme Court was recently against that by calling companies people. Get rid of the money influence by getting involved in changing our Congress if you want to make a difference!
Card-carrying Republicans will often respond with "at least Ronald Reagan's heart was in the right place!" My only thought is "so was Neville Chamberlain's when he returned to England from Munich waving a piece of paper in his hand."
The military is a socialized system, in that the government owns the whole darn thing. The VA is socialized medicine, in that the government owns the whole darn thing!
The military is a socialized system, in that the government owns the whole darn thing. The VA is socialized medicine, in that the government owns the whole darn thing!
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Who's a Racist?

thabber Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 4:39 PM
The military is a socialized system, in that the government owns the whole darn thing. The VA is socialized medicine, in that the government owns the whole darn thing!
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Barack Obama, Spin Master

thabber Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 4:39 PM
The military is a socialized system, in that the government owns the whole darn thing. The VA is socialized medicine, in that the government owns the whole darn thing!
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Falling off the Fiscal Cliff

thabber Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 4:38 PM
The military is a socialized system, in that the government owns the whole darn thing. The VA is socialized medicine, in that the government owns the whole darn thing!
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Falling off the Fiscal Cliff

thabber Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 4:38 PM
And if there was any question about how socialist the army is, they removed all doubt when they adopted their last slogan: Army of One. That sounds positively communist. Why don't they just call it the collective? And in the US military everyone pledges to support one another no matter what. No one gets left behind. Everyone gets government provided housing, health care, and even government clothing. The military is the most socialist institution we have.
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Falling off the Fiscal Cliff

thabber Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 4:38 PM
Does anyone disagree that the military is almost entirely government run? And if you agree to that obvious fact, when you attack all government run programs, aren't you by definition attacking the United States military?
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