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Originally posted by exroyalnavy
reply to post by James1982
In the UK we are actually borrowing the money to give in increased Foreign Aid! If these foreign countries need the money, why can`t they borrow it, not us?
I tell you, it gets madder by the minute.
We are presently building an Aircraft Carrier. It will be finished in a year or so. But here`s the catch: We wont have any aircraft to fly off it until 2020. And we have just scrapped our Harrier jets. You know, the ones that the USMC think so highly of. And our long-range Maritime reconnaisance Nimrod jets too. These had just been up-dated at a cost of millions and they have been cut into pieces and sent for scrap. This at a time when oil is being discovered in ther Falklands and Argentina is looking in that direction again.
But our Foreign Aid is increasing so that is OK
We are being "governed" by madmen!
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
US government policy has been "SCREW THE POOR!" since 1981.
After all, we don't want people living on "welfare," right? Everyone getting government assistance is just a lazy bum, and needs to be punished, right? They're vermin who breed like rats for all the money that gets them just so they can avoid working like real Americans, right? And the absolute only way to balance the budget is to cut and slash social services! Not only is that a massive drain on our treasury (unlike the military, of course! Oo Rah!) but cutting all those entitlements for lazy bums will encourage them to go out and get a job! It'll be a wonderful boon for our economy.
This has been the US paradigm for three decades now, it's the core of our political culture, and for the most part each and every one of you is responsible. I cannot count how many people - just ATS posters, even - who have advocated what amounts to a passive genocide against the bottom 25% of the US population because of this "hate the poor" mentality. Obama is giving you guys exactly what you've been wanting for years now; it's just you were wishing for it to be a heroic Republican cowboy with a big white dick.