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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    So how much of the military would you like to see be cut?
    Good start would be A-stan. The absolutely asinine amounts of money that were and are being practically thrown down the ****ter in there. Without a second thought, I'd close that down

    Let me see what else. Hmmm...what about firing 1 in 3 or 4 of any general over 2 stars. You'd save millions

    btw I'm NOT be sarcastic
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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Another misguided poster that doesn't realize that Social Spending is like 3-1 over Military Spending. But hey, don't let that interfere with your silly "military cost cutting" non-sense.
    I thought it would have been a given that to balance the budget right now social spending would have to be cut

    That the military budget would also have to be cut should also be a given

    Around I think about 30% of the federal government budget is from borrowed money. Meaning significant cuts, and no party would get relected if it only cut social programs
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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I thought it would have been a given that to balance the budget right now social spending would have to be cut

    That the military budget would also have to be cut should also be a given

    Around I think about 30% of the federal government budget is from borrowed money. Meaning significant cuts, and no party would get relected if it only cut social programs
    When the first thing you post is "How much military spending you want to cut" shows to the readers taht you belive that is where the most waste and most savings can be found. The attempt at back tracking you made here I think says all we need to know.
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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    And Duece agains adds nothing to a thread.

    Why did America Elect such people taht have no faith in the Country? The shame of this Administration will take a generation to expunge.
    Our own growth has stalled, what makes you think we can drive growth for the rest of the world?
    Being aware of our limitations is not the same thing as not having faith.
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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Another thing....TVs. TV's are like crack to brass in Iraq and A-stan. it's ****ing ridiculous. Wide screen TVs everywhere, and freaking jumbotrons!

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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    When the first thing you post is "How much military spending you want to cut" shows to the readers taht you belive that is where the most waste and most savings can be found. The attempt at back tracking you made here I think says all we need to know.
    No backtracking at all

    The person who I quoted is listed as being very conservative, as such I did not expect him to object to social spending cuts, but object to miitary spending cuts. I was suprised by ric27 support of cutting certain aspects of military spending
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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I was suprised by ric27 support of cutting certain aspects of military spending
    Why? I think a $50 to 60 billion cut would be fairly easily doable with a little fiscal restraint and thoughtfulness across the DOD. The truly unhappy part of all this is that cutting the mil budget never prevents the kind of fraud, waste and abuse that goes on with certain ridiculous projects. The same amount of cash still gets funneled into the same ****ty, corrupt contracts and who pays for it at the end? The actual rank and file elements are the ones who get shafted on supplies and training budgets.

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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Why? I think a $50 to 60 billion cut would be fairly easily doable with a little fiscal restraint and thoughtfulness across the DOD. The truly unhappy part of all this is that cutting the mil budget never prevents the kind of fraud, waste and abuse that goes on with certain ridiculous projects. The same amount of cash still gets funneled into the same ****ty, corrupt contracts and who pays for it at the end? The actual rank and file elements are the ones who get shafted on supplies and training budgets.
    A generalization by me, based on your "very conservative" leaning in your profile

    I have not seen many "very conservatives" who support cutting the military budget at all
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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Why did America Elect such people taht have no faith in the Country? The shame of this Administration will take a generation to expunge.
    I don't think Geithner was elected.

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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    A generalization by me, based on your "very conservative" leaning in your profile
    Assumption is the mother of all

    I have not seen many "very conservatives" who support cutting the military budget at all
    Defense spending is foremost, the one of the bills your nation MUST pay...how else can we expect to maintain adequate strategic influence in the future? Period, but some cuts are doable in DoD (waste, fraud, etc)

    Oh, and before you get teary-eyed on me. Call me cold hearted, but if I am to choose between a carrier battle group and helping fight AIDS in Africa...I'll take the carrier. Screw Africa

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