View Poll Results: Who much should we spend to the millitary budget? In billion dollars

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Thread: The military budget of the United States

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    Re: The military budget of the United States

    I didn't see an option for $14.95

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    Re: The military budget of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I count beans at times.

    Spending twice as much money for a politically correct 5.56 mm green bullets that has no lead is a waste of the taxpayers money.

    Either Congress double the appropriations for small arms ammunition or our soldiers and Marines spend less than half the time they usaully should on the range preparing for war.

    Our enemies don't give a **** it they are shot with a PC bullet or not and neither should we.
    About the only time I'll count beans is when I'm asked to reduce things, as has previously happened. My pet reduction is redundancy in intelligence - not every branch needs its own when the D.I.A. exists and can be centralized.

    Re ammo - our young and poor men and women deserve to have the best ammunition. Period.

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    Re: The military budget of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuatara View Post
    I didn't see an option for $14.95
    Because that would be ignorant.

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    Re: The military budget of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    About the only time I'll count beans is when I'm asked to reduce things, as has previously happened. My pet reduction is redundancy in intelligence - not every branch needs its own when the D.I.A. exists and can be centralized.

    Re ammo - our young and poor men and women deserve to have the best ammunition. Period.
    But some in our society believe that our soldiers and Marines shouldn't be sent into harms way with the best ammunition. Just like some believe that instead of training for war so they bleed less in combat they should be sitting in class rooms being indoctrinated on political correctness.

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    Re: The military budget of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    But some in our society believe that our soldiers and Marines shouldn't be sent into harms way with the best ammunition. Just like some believe that instead of training for war so they bleed less in combat they should be sitting in class rooms being indoctrinated on political correctness.
    And you and I know that that is not just misguided, but will have disastrous results.

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    Re: The military budget of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by PIPEWRENCH View Post
    I think it is about right for a country fighting WW3. It cost a lot of money to have our armies march on every continent, our navy patrol all the oceans, and air force control the skies over most of the world. Empires are expensive to maintain and rule over. It has bankrupted every previous empire in history. It is our turn I guess.
    What is really sad is we spend more money than almost the entire world on our military and we cannot even secure our own borders. Pathetic.


    I totally agree. Sounds a lot like the Roman Empire to me.

    How's that outfit doing nowadays?

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    Re: The military budget of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    And more of it is being wasted funding the USA's military/industrialcomplex which President Eisenhower warned us about in a famous speech.

    The USA spends more on preparations for war than all of its enemies combined. A lot of that money is wasted and could be better spent on other things.
    **** President Eisenhower, okay?? The ****ing hypocrite presided over the most expensive war in human history, WWII. It dwarfs everything before or after.
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    Re: The military budget of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I totally agree. Sounds a lot like the Roman Empire to me.

    How's that outfit doing nowadays?
    Unless you want to cut the federal budget down by 2/3 and cut social programs, you're just implying your support for more social programs in lieu of defense. That's the usual line for the military/industrial complex haters. You really don't want to save us money, you just want to spend it elsewhere.
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    Re: The military budget of the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I could answer that question if I knew everything our military spends money on. Expensive biofuel programs should be scrapped.Troops station in Korea,Italy,Germany, Japan and other countries should be scrapped.Any military personal spying on Americans should be scrapped.Troops involve in countries we are not at war with should be scrapped. Any programs that provide military aid and arms to other countries should be scrapped.There are probably other things that can be cut too. Troops should be only used to defend our country, attack countries that actually attack us unprovoked first and troops stationed on our borders to actually prevent illegal crossing into our country and to use force if necessary to do it.
    This comes from complete ignorance. War is not just a battle fought on the battlefield. War is economic, technologic and geopolitic. Without the joint security treaties we have in Asia, that part of the country will soon make the middle east look like a playground. There are still deep seated mistrusts in Asia between Japan, China, and Korea(s). Each of those countries also have deep seated mistrusts with outside countries they boarder as well as strong alliances. All of whom are waiting for chinks in each others armor to exploit. Basically, there are several potential hot spots that exist there. Many of which are avoided by our joint security treaties. Without US presence in Japan and Korea, there would no longer be a referee to any small squabbles that arise. The trust those nations have in each other manifests itself thru the US as an intermediary a lot of times. I believe our post WW2 strategy will be looked back on by historians as one of the greatest contributions the US has ever made to the world. We have been directly responsible for the peace that has ushered in prosperity for almost all of the 1st world countries. The reason people make the argument you do, is because they have never lived in a world post WW2 when the US was not intensely involved in international politics.
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: The military budget of the United States

    Scale it down to $400 billion, I suppose.

    Our nation's infrastructure needs an overhaul among other things.
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