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    Re: Perry Leads Republican Field in National Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    You do realize if she holds her promise of 2 $ a gallon gas that would most likely be very very bad for Texas.
    How will this be bad for Texas?

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    Re: Perry Leads Republican Field in National Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    How will this be bad for Texas?
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    Re: Perry Leads Republican Field in National Poll

    We already let one Governor of Texas mortgage the integrity of this country and lead us to the brink of economic and moral bankruptcy. I think America learned its lesson from the last Texas debacle. Perry would be another GWB.
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    Re: Perry Leads Republican Field in National Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    We already let one Governor of Texas mortgage the integrity of this country and lead us to the brink of economic and moral bankruptcy. I think America learned its lesson from the last Texas debacle. Perry would be another GWB.
    Honestly, I don't think they did (learn their lesson). It baffles the mind.
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    Re: Perry Leads Republican Field in National Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I don't know if Perry will get the nomination or whether it will be Romney, either one has my vote vs Obama
    Can you give me an issue where Romney hasn't covered both sides? And again Romney's biggest albatross is his involvement with Bain Capital who is in the business of creating pink slips.

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    Re: Perry Leads Republican Field in National Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    I hear the bolded portion all too often from liberals and the like. As a soldier, I'm still trying to figure out where this alleged over-spending is. My broke ass doesn't see any of it nor does my unit's budget.

    Perhaps you would like to audit us so you know what the hell you're talking about?
    Soldiers and their needs are severely underfunded. That is not where the waste is. Are you aware that we spend almost as much on military spending as the rest of the world combined???

    Defense Spending Is Much Greater than You Think


    "To estimate the size of the entire de facto defense budget, I gathered data for fiscal 2009, the most recently completed fiscal year, for which data on actual outlays are now available. In that year, the Department of Defense itself spent $636.5 billion. Defense-related parts of the Department of Energy budget added $16.7 billion. The Department of Homeland Security spent $51.7 billion. The Department of State and international assistance programs laid out $36.3 billion for activities arguably related to defense purposes either directly or indirectly. The Department of Veterans Affairs had outlays of $95.5 billion. The Department of the Treasury, which funds the lion’s share of military retirement costs through its support of the little-known Military Retirement Fund, added $54.9 billion. A large part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s outlays ought to be regarded as defense-related, if only indirectly so. When all of these other parts of the budget are added to the budget for the Pentagon itself, they increase the fiscal 2009 total by nearly half again, to $901.5 billion.

    Finding out how much of the government’s net interest payments on the publicly held national debt ought to be attributed to past debt-funded defense spending requires a considerable amount of calculation. I added up all past deficits (minus surpluses) since 1916 (when the debt was nearly zero), prorated according to each year’s ratio of narrowly defined national security spending—military, veterans, and international affairs—to total federal spending, expressing everything in dollars of constant purchasing power. This sum is equal to 67.6 percent of the value of the national debt held by the public at the end of 2009. Therefore, I attribute that same percentage of the government’s net interest outlays in that year to past debt-financed defense spending. The total amount so attributed comes to $126.3 billion.

    Adding this interest component to the previous all-agency total, the grand total comes to $1,027.8 billion, which is 61.5 percent greater than the Pentagon’s outlays alone."

    "the government is currently spending at a rate well in excess of $1 trillion per year for all defense-related purposes."
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    Re: Perry Leads Republican Field in National Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Soldiers and their needs are severely underfunded. That is not where the waste is. Are you aware that we spend almost as much on military spending as the rest of the world combined???
    And, you know what they are looking at first when it comes to making defense department budget cuts? Military member benefits, including pay, bonuses, health care, retirement, etc. The other stuff seems to be off-limits.
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    Re: Perry Leads Republican Field in National Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    And what does SS have to do with your fantasy and how did the "rich" benefit through SS by the wars ??
    That was just explained in the post you responded to without reading.

    Does everyone that is rich make money from military spending ??
    No, its mostly those connected with big oil and military contractors, the GOP's clients.

    I guess the Dems support from the rich in Hollywood, lawyers, and unions does not count, right ??
    I don't know of any way these groups take money from SS to fight unnecessary wars, but I'm sure you will make up something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Not with the braindead who believe their money is in a lock box and waiting for them to retire. By definition SS is a ponze scheme

    A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to separate investors so what would you call your money going to me or someone else at retirement?
    Insurance is what I would call it, because that is what it is. All insurance is collected and distributed in the same manner as SS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    And, you know what they are looking at first when it comes to making defense department budget cuts? Military member benefits, including pay, bonuses, health care, retirement, etc. The other stuff seems to be off-limits.
    It is disgraceful! And sending over 5,000 US soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqis to their deaths in Iraq on behalf of big oil should have been treated as a war crime.
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