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Old 03-27-2011, 03:40 PM
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Default Ending wars would solve every fiscal problem in America

To illustrate just how un-patriotic it is to support these wars we're fighting, if we ended these wars and cut our defense budget in half, it would solve all our domestic, fiscal problems in less than two years.

the real annual military budget is $1.2 trillion

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[that] would solve virtually every fiscal problem we have -- state budget shortfalls, health care, education, environmental protection and retirement for many
The right wants to cut spending, yet they say nothing about cutting THIS spending.
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It would definitely be a good start. That money could be spent on fixing our infrastructure.
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It would definitely be a good start. That money could be spent on fixing our infrastructure.
That's right!

We should be spending US dollars in America, not somewhere else.
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That's right!

We should be spending US dollars in America, not somewhere else.
The problem is that the government tells us that involving ourselves in other countries IS in our best interest.

If a country is a direct threat that can be identified, I say teach them the error of their ways. Otherwise, leave well enough alone. We should not be the world's cop.
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The problem is that the government tells us that involving ourselves in other countries IS in our best interest.

If a country is a direct threat that can be identified, I say teach them the error of their ways. Otherwise, leave well enough alone. We should not be the world's cop.
Contrary to what people believe, I'm not anti-war.

I am of the position that if we are attacked (or an attack is imminant), we f_ck up their sh_t!

Otherwise, live and let live.
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I think we need to focus on making America strong. Everyone else is on their own. Our enemies will pick us off if we are weak. Stop the foreign aid. stop the wasteful spending. Scale down the size and scope of govt. Tough times are ahead.
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Contrary to what people believe, I'm not anti-war.

I am of the position that if we are attacked (or an attack is imminant), we f_ck up their sh_t!

Otherwise, live and let live.
How about the southern border war in america?
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I think we need to focus on making America strong. Everyone else is on their own. Our enemies will pick us off if we are weak. Stop the foreign aid. stop the wasteful spending. Scale down the size and scope of govt. Tough times are ahead.
Does this include our obscene defense budget?
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How about the southern border war in america?
There is no southern border war. That is just a made-up controversy designed to distract us from the real issues we need to address.
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There is no southern border war. That is just a made-up controversy designed to distract us from the real issues we need to address.
Would you go live on the El Paso border?
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