posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 06:29 PM
reply to post by Nightfury
I like to think my country's finances is run like I run my family's accounts. So, if we owe money we pay it by cutting the fat. In the country's
case the "fat" is all the billions per year we are wasting on stupid, useless wars. Those should all be stopped then lots of the more than 800
military bases we have around the world should be closed. Then our armed forces should be restructured to be defensive only and not offensive. If
all of this was done there would be lots of unemployment in the short term but in four years we'd have a balanced budget and lots of money to spend on
projects here on home which would greatly increase the vitality of business and unemployment would go down.
And, no, conservatives it would not be socialism.
We have no business running around the world telling other countries what to do and how to do it.
But will this happen? No. Instead the poor will suffer even more and now we retired folk are apt to lose our social security which exists because
we paid into it. It is not, and never has been subsidized by the government. It is not welfare for old folks. The reason the damned republicans
want to privatize it is so the their fat cat friends can get their hands on our money to play with. Then the next time the markets crash there will
tens of millions with no income at all in our fair land.
Screw war. Iraq and Afghanistan are only two places that we send our kids to die for absolutely not a #ing thing. Just like Vietnam was.
OK about taxes, do the above and the tax cuts can stay in place. But we should never spend more than we have. This is where we get into trouble
every damned 10 years or so. We are a nation of fiscally stupid people.
Leave the taxes alone and cut the military down to a realistic size. Tell the big corporations that our military is no longer going to die for them.
Bring the kids home. They are defending the freedom only of big business to operate in other lands.
Smedley Butler, Colonel, USMC was right!
edit on 18-12-2010 by trailertrash because: typo