Most of the naysayers for letting the tax cuts expire, would WAY rather double military spending, and pay for American defense contractors' continued prerogative to start dirty little wars for profit overseas, than pick up the tab for 'somebody else's bad choices' here at home.<quoted text>The tax cuts were supposed to be temporary to help stimulate the economy. That was 10 years ago. They should have let them expire the last time they came up and they should definitely let them expire now. In case you haven't heard we're broke. Spending 600 billion+ per year on the military, more than the next 10 highest countries combined, is getting a bit out of hand no?
Wealthy people like to help fund wars, because war is very profitable; especially those in which they don't have to physically participate... poor people, who represent a majority in the fighting forces, not so much...so the wealthy are perfectly fine with the idea of the military being a major source of jobs for poor people, whose work opportunities are otherwise limited by the dearth of other well-paying jobs. Win-win!
It's that whole 'priorities' thing.