so we can agree i'm sensible? you're right that our elected officials spend $$ is absurd/reckless ways. I think they should be held accountable for using OUR money to party.<quoted text>
I disagree,hope's concerns are legit and they do hold merits yet at the same time what hope is apparently objecting to seems to be based on events that hope misconstrues which leads to a lot of unnecessary and needless fear mongering conspiracy theories.
I also believe that hope resents our military in some way and since I come from a family who has served in the military on both my parents' side as far back as WW2 I therefor find hope's offensive if not absurd.
Our military spending should never be cut and our military technology should be ongoing up-to-date as well as our troops should be cared for
If you want to cut spending then our government should stop funding meaningless and childish researches unless it has to do with medicine or the environment.
Stop spending money to go to Vegas and exotic places unless it is strictly for legitimate government business purposes.
For example,if you go to Japan,then you go there to negotiate a treaty or trade and don't spend tax payer's money on those sentos and geishas.
to be clear, my beef is not with soldiers, please do not think that. they have my utmost respect.
^^^ our military spending in 2011 was higher than the next 12 countries below us. China and Russia included. our budget is even higher now