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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    It will! But instead of spending it on new ways to kill people, we can spend it on rebuilding America's crumbling infrastructure, developing new forms of fuel and improving human life here.
    And there you go. It only took 28 posts until someone concluded: Money saved = more money to spend.

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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    And there you go. It only took 28 posts until someone concluded: Money saved = more money to spend.
    Where would you put the money saved?
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by treedancer View Post
    Where would you put the money saved?
    I think the more accurate point would be that since you aren't going to spend it, you don't need to borrow it in the first place.

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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Unless the cuts in the military makes up the 40% of every dollar spent by the feds, there is no money to spend. Congress and the Pres needs to balance the budget and pay off the debt.
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    And there you go. It only took 28 posts until someone concluded: Money saved = more money to spend.
    It only took 28 posts for someone to cry about, "crumbling", infrastructure.

    Although, it has been a long time since I heard that from someone.
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It only took 28 posts for someone to cry about, "crumbling", infrastructure.

    Although, it has been a long time since I heard that from someone.



    Yeah, thank god we dont have any "crumbling", infrastructure.
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Unless the cuts in the military makes up the 40% of every dollar spent by the feds, there is no money to spend. Congress and the Pres needs to balance the budget and pay off the debt.
    Except doing so will mean tax increases as well as spending cuts.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by treedancer View Post



    Yeah, thank god we dont have any "crumbling", infrastructure.
    Ah yes, roll out the this-bridge-was-designed-incorrectly-and-fell-down-but-lets-blame-it-on-crumbling-infrastructure video.

    And then, don't forget the final findings:

    On November 13, 2008, the NTSB released the findings of its investigation. The primary cause was the under-sized gusset plates, at 0.5 inches (13 mm) thick. Contributing to that design or construction error was the fact that 2 inches (51 mm) of concrete were added to the road surface over the years, increasing the dead load by 20%. Also contributing was the extraordinary weight of construction equipment and material resting on the bridge just above its weakest point at the time of the collapse. That load was estimated at 578,000 pounds (262,000 kg) consisting of sand, water, and vehicles. The NTSB determined that corrosion was not a significant factor, but that inspectors did not routinely check that safety features were functional.[135]

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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Except doing so will mean tax increases as well as spending cuts.
    I agree, what we shouldn't do is cut the military then go and spend that cut on something else.
    Getting our fiscal house in order is needed for sustain economic health.
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Ah yes, roll out the this-bridge-was-designed-incorrectly-and-fell-down-but-lets-blame-it-on-crumbling-infrastructure video.

    And then, don't forget the final findings:

    On November 13, 2008, the NTSB released the findings of its investigation. The primary cause was the under-sized gusset plates, at 0.5 inches (13 mm) thick. Contributing to that design or construction error was the fact that 2 inches (51 mm) of concrete were added to the road surface over the years, increasing the dead load by 20%. Also contributing was the extraordinary weight of construction equipment and material resting on the bridge just above its weakest point at the time of the collapse. That load was estimated at 578,000 pounds (262,000 kg) consisting of sand, water, and vehicles. The NTSB determined that corrosion was not a significant factor, but that inspectors did not routinely check that safety features were functional.[135]
    It did collapse.
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