reply to post by Andrew E. Wiggin
Personally, it comes out the same no matter who is elected. I feel that we are still going to be spending heavily outside the US. All of these are
according to Obama's plan on his website.
continue War in Afghanistan=$
Residual force in Iraq (residual undefined)=$
Troops in surrounding area=$
Fight with terrorism worldwide=$
Giving military new capabilities=$
Dealing with Iran=$
Securing nuclear weapons=$
Financial support for Iraq=$
Humanitarian initiative in Iraq=$
Expand our foreign diplomatic service=$
Fight global poverty(look for global poverty act)=$
Expand military (included since military fighting overseas)=$
Stopping genocide in Darfur=$
Plus add all the other money we already give to Israel and similar countries, Nato, United Nations, unexpected disasters, forgiven debts, etc..
Thinking that Obama or McCain will spend most of the money in the US is PRICELESS
Point is no matter who is elected, we will still be spending more or less the same afar for at least the next 4 years.
Let's be realistic. Congress doesn't like to cut spending. Obama will raise taxes on the rich. Congress will raise taxes on everybody with hidden
taxes. The Bush tax cuts will die which by itself is a tax increase. And all of this excess money will be ill spent, unaccounted for, and not
everybody will benefit. The national debt will increase and in 4 years we will be debating the same issues.
Kinda funny how history keeps repeating itself no matter who is President.
I admire the way you defend Obama and admire the ones who defend McCain but in the end the next President will carry out what his party desire or what
Congress will give him, not what the candidate campaigned on. Jimmy, Ronald, George, Bill, George all learned the hard way. Even when Congress does
agree with the President, Congress finalizes everything the way they see fit.