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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?
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.
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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