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  •  But we have the #1 military (10+ / 0-)

    All we need is a couple more unnecessary wars.

    Our education system is no longer the best.

    And we are way up the charts in income and wealth inequality and number of people in jail.

    America can be the world leader in innovation, business and even social progress but we need to start by recognizing that we have a problem (or several problems).

    If we spent what other industrialized democracies spend on healthcare we would have a at least $1T/year to spend on infrastructure and education plus we would insure everybody (with a Single Payer system, why not?)

    We can also cut $500B/year in defense and still have the #1 military.

    And if we jailed only as many people as other countries we would save another $100B/year not counting all the side effects.

    We are spending on the wrong things and the results are becoming obvious to everyone out there.

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 01:37:36 PM PST

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