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  • Our Govt kicking the can down the road again

    They even gave it an obscure name, Sequestration.  Didn't help at all.  R's and D's can't come to grips with the hard stuff, so a Bill they put in place gets a pass.  A kick. A delay.  Leave it for someone else.  What a bunch of puds.

    Here's an idea:  Take part of the bloated defense budget that is operating bases and building bullets in places we have NO NEED TO BE, and put it into infrastructure.  Move the manpower and money to improve the Homeland.

    ****************.  I'm a genius.

     

    WTF

     

    http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/Electric-Guitars/I-smeared-bacon-fat-on-my-strat-now-it-stinks/td-p/16697195

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    Since most of the defense spending is funded by borrowing, there really isn't any money to do nation building at home.

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    • Into Nation
      Into Nation commented
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      Caulk Rocket wrote:
      Since most of the defense spending is funded by borrowing, there really isn't any money to do nation building at home.

      It's all borrowed.  Where would it be better put to use?


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    No US peace dividend after Afghanistan, by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes

    Nearly 12 years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan began, a war-weary America is getting ready to leave. ... But the true cost of the war is only just beginning. ...

    The number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans receiving government medical care has grown to more than 800,000, and most have applied for permanent disability benefits. Yielding to political pressure, the White House and Congress have boosted veteran

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      Thanks O ba ma for cutting the deficit in half....

      As Poul Anderson's character Dominic Flandry said, "Living in the dying days of a decadent empire has its benefits!".

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      • Into Nation
        Into Nation commented
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        AxiomVanguard wrote:

        Thanks O ba ma for cutting the deficit in half....


        Why didn't you hawks bang on Bush for keeping the Afghan/Iraq spending off the books?  Ron Paul was the only one during the Bush years that talked about the deficit.  Where were you? 



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