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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    In arriving at that number, and force level is always going to be the rub....After all leaving it to people that don't recognize a threat until after an incident is dangerous.
    Such is always the trouble with any decision on anything. But if you let any group decide what they want with a blank check, they will spend, and spend some more. Somewhere in the process there has to be voices who say this is what we need, and this isn't. It can't be the people wanting the money, and it can't be someone with no knowledge on the needs. But we elect people to take in the information and make the decisions.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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    That all may have been true. How much money and time were spent "getting" T. Delay?
    Not half as much as was spent to get Al Capone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not half as much as was spent to get Al Capone.
    Are the money spent trying to impeach a President for a bj.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, that's your opinion. I am not so sure we are "six times as strong" as anyone....
    If spending = strength, then we should be.

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    Oh, so once the cold war was over, never another thought about Russia eh? Sounds naive to me...
    Oh, we still need a military that is stronger than that of Russia. We just shouldn't have to spend six or seven times as much as they do to accomplish that end.

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    Yeah? What if it's not? What happens if we downsize, who fills that vacuum? You just dismiss that anyone would want to take us down, until after the carnage has happened, then you ring your hands and say "how could this have happened"?
    Again, I'm not saying that we need to dump the military, just that we don't have to spend as much as we do in order to be safe.

    When it comes to cutting spending, we can't have sacred cows. We can't put a large part of the budget aside and say, "Oh, the cuts will have to come from somewhere else." Everything has to be considered.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Tom Delay may yet win on Appeal, From what I understand the law he was convected under
    did not include checks until 2005, 3 years after the charged event.
    One question to ask, might be why was he charged in Travis county, as he never lived in
    or represented that area?
    Even in liberal Travis county, it took several grand juries to get an indictment.
    Did the Democratic party benefit from Delay being removed?

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    Tom Delay may yet win on Appeal, From what I understand the law he was convected under
    did not include checks until 2005, 3 years after the charged event.
    One question to ask, might be why was he charged in Travis county, as he never lived in
    or represented that area?
    Even in liberal Travis county, it took several grand juries to get an indictment.
    Did the Democratic party benefit from Delay being removed?
    The entire U.S. population benefited by putting that crook in jail. That's how you prevent further crooked politicians from doing the same as he.
    It is a trumph of the justice system that such a "connected" politician is not above the law and received some of the punishment he deserves.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The entire U.S. population benefited by putting that crook in jail. That's how you prevent further crooked politicians from doing the same as he.
    It is a trumph of the justice system that such a "connected" politician is not above the law and received some of the punishment he deserves.
    Do you know that Delay's illegal activity is legal in most other state, and maybe even Texas at the time.
    I was in Delay's district for a while, I don't think he was a nice guy, but I also did not expect him to be.
    If our legal system is used to remove politicians based on their lean, it is a corruption of our legal system.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    Do you know that Delay's illegal activity is legal in most other state, and maybe even Texas at the time.
    I was in Delay's district for a while, I don't think he was a nice guy, but I also did not expect him to be.
    If our legal system is used to remove politicians based on their lean, it is a corruption of our legal system.
    Texas "leans" Republican so your accusation of bias is unfounded. It there wasnt' such a GOP bias there Delay would have been in jail years ago. He took money for favors and that should be a life sentance for politicians.

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