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  •  It's a good start.... (4+ / 0-)
    Republicans are more afraid than they are of going over it because the pending tax increases will fall most heavily on America’s wealthy, and half the spending cuts would come out of the defense budget
    We really need to stop using the word defense to describe it, and call it what it is..... The Department of War.

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

    by allenjo on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:25:18 AM PST

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    •  More precisely (4+ / 0-)
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      "Department of Endless, Pointless War".

      And not enough Dems with a backbone and/or moral compass to confront it for what it is.

      "It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth." - Morpheus

      by CitizenOfEarth on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:32:03 AM PST

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      •  War spending that is choking this country (3+ / 0-)
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        And yet the wars go on, with the war budget increasing through the years to levels that are choking this country.

        Could any sane person have expected that 4 years after Bush exited the White House that the Afghanistan war would still be going strong at a price tag of 300 million dollars per day, per day!

        That 50 BILLION DOLLARS would have been spent to train the Afghans  and yet they are still not ready. How many more Billions of dollars will have to be spent in training before they will be ready?

        In our 12th year of the Afghan war, with only the hope that come December of 2014, that most troops will be leaving?

        And General Allen's report that was supposed to be about troop withdrawals to come, was due mid-November still not out.

        Almost 70,000 US troops still there and over 113,000 private contractors, and a nation waits for the war to end.

        "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

        by allenjo on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:00:11 AM PST

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        •  Yup. And yet Dems are prepping us for Austerity (3+ / 0-)
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          I won't take it well if Obama et al tell us to take our medicine (cuts to SS and Medicare) and they do stop the Absurdity of all this Military spending.

          I hope people notice that Dems have not mentioned Military cuts as a prime source to balance the budget.

          "It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth." - Morpheus

          by CitizenOfEarth on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:27:08 AM PST

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