posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by jjf3rd77
The Right needs to quit its whining. They agreed to the Super Committee and it was only invented to avert the crisis they created by holding our
economy hostage by risking default. They also agreed to the automatic triggers that would kick in if THEY -- the Super Committee everyone agreed to --
could not come to some accord. And now they can't come to an accord because the Right still demands we protect the rich, despite all historical
evidence showing our economy has always been healthiest when tax rates were more progressive, despite all data showing the tax cuts for the rich are
the number one contributor to our growing debt, despite the tsunami of data that show ten years of these tax cuts have yielded NO new jobs from the
supposed "job creators" (another total lie). Only consumers create jobs because they create demand. The simple fact remains the rich no longer need
the American consumer because they can grow profits simply by selling to consumers outside the USA and that's what's been happening. Increasingly, a
minority percentage of big company income comes from outside the US. The American consumer is no longer needed, yet the Right continues it lies and
myths and their uninformed masses lap it up like catnip.
Now these same Republicans want to try to put blame on anyone else. That was all part of their original plan, because they know the American public is
uninformed and has the attention span of a gnat. So they bombard the media with lies they know the media will not correct for fear of seeming not to
I hope the triggers go in to effect. Our military budget is a joke an reflects our new position as global war monger. Calling the spending "defense"
spending is an insult to our intelligence and genuinely Orwellian. We spend more than our 22 most friendly nations combined. We outspend China 4:1
). The USA accounts about 50% of global military spending. That does not count
the billions spent each year militarizing our police nationwide.
Adjusted for inflation and excluding state and local paramilitary spending, we already spend more than 2x on our military than we did in year 2000.
Fraud is rampant. Waste is rampant. Cronyism is an epidemic. As others have said, cutting our military budget should be a no brainer. Only the dumbest
among us reflexively reacts negatively to the thought of trimming our obscene level of war spending.
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