JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan went to military country Saturday and promised those serving our country that if elected, they would not cut the military budget. "Now there’s only one place -- there’s only one place this president’s willing to cut, and not just a little. He wants to cut a trillion dollars out of our military budget," Romney told the crowd to boos. "Look, that’s bad for jobs and it’s bad for our national security. The world is not a safer place right now, not with Iran trying to become nuclear, dangers throughout the world. If I’m president and Paul Ryan’s vice president we will not cut our military budget."
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I thought he said Government doesn't create jobs!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by RomanOne
I wish more people in this Country would raise a Stink! concerning the money we blow on foreign aid...how much do we give to Egypt every year; $1.5 Billion!!! "Gooooood Grieeeeeef"......what kind of nonsense is that??? Why in God's name would we give back-stabbing Middle Eastern Countries anything at all when they cause so many problems for the rest of the World, to promote Democracy? what's the point? does it work? "No".
I am all for helping my fellow Man, but some of these Countries are not exactly filled with fellow "H-U-M-A-N" Beings. On top of that we give it to some of the richest Countries in the World! In essence I believe much of that money should be spent on Defense and Offensive Operations instead of spending it on Countries that will most likely pose a greater threat to the U.S. and Israel not to far down the road, personally I would give 10% of it to the Israeli Govt. for their Defensive purposes.
If Mitt Romney is elected President along with Paul Ryan, I can understand why they would vow not to cut the Military budget. You cannot spread Democracy in the Middle East to Countries that Primarily do not want it! When Arab's are not War-ing with invading enemies; they are War-ing amongst themselves! Pure and Simple. I would vote against cutting the budget, why? to continue offensive Operations in Countries that choose not to back off.
Originally posted by marg6043
Democrats like to create big budgets for bombshells that never work and let remember who was on the top of the beginning of the death of the American economy with outsourcing.