Defense bill shifts war spending priorities - Hawaii News

WASHINGTON>> Congress is knocking nearly $1 billion off President Barack Obama's request for Afghanistan's security forces and instead devoting the money to buying more mine-resistant vehicles for U.S. troops there. Full Story
enufalready

Kihei, HI

#1 Dec 15, 2009
US spends more on defense than the rest of the world COMBINED. The article/report on the waste of resources illuminates an obscenity. Karzi recently informed us that Afghanistan would not be able to pay for its own defense until 2024, so we will be paying the tab forever. The right wing must be happy to see how Obama has embraced the neocon tactics they instituted with Bush; they may rail at his domestic agenda, but his corporatist heart has been revealed for what it is. All those Obama supporters who swallowed his phony promises of change have to be having a rough time with his capitulation and emergence as Mr, Same Old Same Old.

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Since: Sep 08

Wahiawa

#2 Dec 15, 2009
enufalready wrote:
US spends more on defense than the rest of the world COMBINED. The article/report on the waste of resources illuminates an obscenity. Karzi recently informed us that Afghanistan would not be able to pay for its own defense until 2024, so we will be paying the tab forever. The right wing must be happy to see how Obama has embraced the neocon tactics they instituted with Bush; they may rail at his domestic agenda, but his corporatist heart has been revealed for what it is. All those Obama supporters who swallowed his phony promises of change have to be having a rough time with his capitulation and emergence as Mr, Same Old Same Old.
Wrong.
Percentage wise, the U.S. does not spend more. The U.S. allocates approximately 8.5% of the budget to the military whereas countries such as North Korea expend more than 1/2 of their budget. China only expends 3 or 4%, but their finances are much greater than ours now and their army is much larger than ours (and updating it quickly based on our technological handovers.)
Cut the military and you will no longer hear the bells of freedom (not that you care to speak your mind overly much anyways.)
Pat

Honolulu, HI

#4 Dec 15, 2009
Stop the war spending. Bring everyone home now! The American Government has rendered enough damage and human rights violations.
GO MO

Kailua, HI

#5 Dec 15, 2009
Dey need to insert cash to bring USS Missouri out of dry dock and back on deployment - BIG TIME!! That will scare da Talibani
enufalready

Kihei, HI

#6 Dec 15, 2009
Kalamity Flats wrote:
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Wrong.
Percentage wise, the U.S. does not spend more. The U.S. allocates approximately 8.5% of the budget to the military whereas countries such as North Korea expend more than 1/2 of their budget. China only expends 3 or 4%, but their finances are much greater than ours now and their army is much larger than ours (and updating it quickly based on our technological handovers.)
Cut the military and you will no longer hear the bells of freedom (not that you care to speak your mind overly much anyways.)
Victims of propaganda routinely quote defense outlays that exclude large allocations of funding that are hidden. Honest analysis requires that these hidden budget items be included. Some of the categories are: payments for past wars - conveniently left off most pie charts are the huge costs we pay for previous conflicts; these include military retirement payments and interest on the national debt that we have to spend for the money borrowed to cover past war debts. In addition, left out of most analyses are the costs for nuclear weapons; these are hidden within the Dept. of Energy budget and so skew downward most defense spending. reports.
enufalready

Kihei, HI

#7 Dec 15, 2009
The following may help. Goggle warresistersleaguepiechart or try this link http://www.warresisters.org/files/fy2010piech...

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