While I respect your decision, I couldn't disagree with you more. Some people such as yourself think that 34 billion is a drop in the bucket. I
personally, think its more money then I'll every see. You see, its all about perspective. Lets break this down more.
In my previous post, I broke down the billions to ruffly $122 american per year, for these black ops projects. Lets take a look at the whole
We just signed our 2nd budget increase to fund war in Iraq. The 2 total combined exceed 400 billion. On top of this the Military has a 500 billion
year budget. That means for this year alone, we have spent 900 Billion on War, war preparedness, or moving to war. there are 280 million american
people. Thats ruffly every man, woman, and child. This translates for war alone the american people spent $3200 for war this year(ruffly) each. Now
then, you might not think this is much, but lets take a look at what the average american makes.
This basically is $32,000. Link provided above shows this. What this means is that for this year alone, the average american citizen just spent 10% of
his income on commiting for, preparing for, or moving toward war.
Lets turn this around, instead of 10% of your income going towards war, lets change it to adult diapers. Seriously, cause what your going to
accomplish with war, is exactly the same as what your going to put in that diaper.
In my opinion, we have a nuclear deterent, we don't need 5000 nuclear warheads capable of destroying the entire world. we can get away with 50. Lets
face it, if we are going to war, and people are going lob nukes, everybody is going to lose. Thats the point of a nuclear war.
That should save Billions, lets implement the the ideas I listed above, lets take our 1.5 million military, down to 250,000. Lets withdraw from NATO,
Russia is no longer a threat that we made it out to be. I got an idea, instead of having NATO, which is an outdate military organization, disolve it,
and let the EU do what it wants. There people have a right to do what they want, just like we have a right to do what we want. If I was the EU,
instead of pissing Russia off, how about inviting them in?
You say, well, thats not going to save 100 billion dollars, you know your right, but if we shut down all american bases, embassies, removed the
MASSIVE footprint that we have made on the world, we as a people would be alot better off.
Additionally, How about congress doing its job, and actually controlling the purse strings, and the WAR! It really pisses me off to think that BUSH is
dictating to congress whether we are going to stay at war or not, ITS TOTAL B.S. The EXECUTIVE BRANCH DOESN'T HAVE WAR DECLARING POWERS! THE EXECTUVE
BRANCH DOESN'T HAVE BUDGETARY POWERS. THe never have, its congress that does, and you know what, its the issue of them not having a set of nuts out
of the 1000 people in congress.
They're supposed to do what the will of the AMERICAN PEOPLE is, and you know what, THAT WILL by a 80% margin, is to dump Iraq, leave them the hell
alone. In my opnion, what congress and the executive branch are doing is nothing less the TREASON.
K, I'm done with my rant, you know what though, it really just annoys me, when people say, its only X billion here, or its only X billion there. Do
you have a Billion do that? If not, don't make a decision for others by spending there money for them, cause thats exactly what your doing,
comprising with a system to steals anothers money, and that my friend is what we went to Revolution in the first place.
I'm sorry if I'm coming across as baligerent to you, I respect your thoughts, and find that you have put thought into your words, unfortunately, I
very much do not agree with them. I wish you luck in discussing this though, and very much look forward to what you have to say.