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Thread: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

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    Re: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredmertz View Post
    I believe roads are entitlement spending that would be better off in the private industry.
    I think defense spending is an entitlement, then. Why is it my responsibility to make sure that YOU are protected? Or the state of Ohio? I don't even like Ohio. Charge me like 30 bucks to drive across your flat, boring, forever-lasting state....
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

    Did you include how much is spent per month on the 2 wars?
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    Re: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

    No, because I think we should double the spending in both categories. It's just cloth/paper and ink.

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    Re: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I want to point out that the "entitlement spending" you mention probably includes a tiny bit for roadways and transportation systems.
    Not accroding to the numbers I have. Transportation is listed seperately under "domestic" spending.

    I am 100% sure that at least some roadways are used for transportation purposes by the military, and I'm fairly sure that the various defense contractors use them as well.
    Yes... but that doesnt mean the funds for them come out od the defense budget.

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    Re: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Is the point of this thread is to demonstrate that military spending is just as important or wasteful as social spending even though the overwhelming majority of the industrialized world disagrees?
    The point was to present an issue that you would refuse to address in any meaningful way, as is your custom. Good to see you contine to live up to your reputation.

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    Re: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    In the fiscal year 2009 budget Department of Housing and Urban Development medicaid, medicare and unemployment/welfare totaled $1031 million.
    This information is all from the CBO historical budget data tables.
    Historical Budget Data

    The $2288.8B entitlement figures include:
    Soc Sec, Medicare, Medicade, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income, the refundable portion of the earned income and child tax credits, Food Stamps, family support, child nutrition, foster care, and miscallaneous government retirement programs not otherwise specified.

    The defense budget, off budget spending, GWOT, homeland security and army core of engineers cost about $741 billion.
    All defense spending, includng supplemental wartime spending bills, totalled $655.5B

    I would support a spending plan that cut every single one of the programs I just mentioned, but that doesn't excuse your inaccurate figures.
    My figures are accurate.

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    Re: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    How about we make this deal instead? We'll make no-bid contracts for entitlement programs illegal along with no-bid contracts for defense spending. Is that fair?
    I'll take that as a "no deal".
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    Re: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I think defense spending is an entitlement, then.
    This only means you dont understand what an entitlement is, and you're trying to avoid the issue put to you.

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    Re: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    This is directed mostly for those on the left who (supposedly) care about the federal deficits and the national debt, but all may feel free to respond...

    FY2009
    Total defense spending was $655.8B
    Total spending on entitlements was $2288.7B

    How much do -you- want to cut defense spending?

    -I'll- agree to cutting defense spending by any amount -you- care to specifiy, so long as -you- then agree to cut entitlement spending $3.48 for each $1 cut from defense.

    Further, I'll let YOU choose what programs are cut from defense, so long as I get to choose what programs are cut from entitlements.

    Are you willing to make that deal?

    If so, how much to you want to cut...?
    Goobie,
    The last individual I would want to make a deal with is someone with a signature like yours.

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    Re: Want to make a deal on cutiing defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    Goobie,
    The last individual I would want to make a deal with is someone with a signature like yours.
    Yeah.... the truth is often a difficult thing.

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