So in other words,you are saying govt. spending is a good idea,and good for our economy.Glad we got that cleared up.<quoted text>
We have the military for many reasons and if you have to ask then you obviously don't know.
Short answer... Military research has given us more advances in the civilian world than you can imagine. How is this internet thing working out for you? Thank the Navy. Velcro apparently was developed by military research. Those really cool magnetic drive roller coasters. Also military. I can go on and on.
It might not be the best way to find advances, but don't overlook the fact that while researching for military purposes, we advance civilian products as well.
If you think we have no enemies, that is your lack of knowledge. The reason we have no serious competitors is because no one can compete with us.
The military is much more than weapons development which is a small part of their budget. The largest part of the military budget is the cost of medical for both active AND retired vets. The other large portion is pay and fuel pensions. Weapons are a very small part. So where do you cut? How about lowering the cost of prescription drugs? That would cut medical cost substantially and in turn cut the military budget. No one ever thinks of that.
However, thanks to military YOU benefit from medical advances tried first in the heat of battle. Advances in blood transport and storage, surgery of all types and life saving vaccines were all military advances. Cut that? How about the ability to help in emergency situations, deliver supplies, build bridges In a day, provide clean water for entire cities...cut that too?
BTW, even the military industrial complex provides local jobs for people to afford homes, cars, and other goods that provide jobs for other people who also buy homes and other goods. The purchase of these generate taxes that pay for schools, police and fire in communities all across America...but you want to cut that? No schools and no one can go to college and no will be able to do any research to help anyone. There is a cause and affect to anything suggested so you should really look close at what you are opening up as far as military spending.
If you don't know Russian, German or another foreign language - thank the military that we have who have kept us safe and who we were and are.
Obama will have us weaker and will probably continue to bow to kings of foreign soil, shake hands with leaders who hate us and continue to react to situations with no balls. Romney would have done neither. Yes, Romney lost, and so did we.
#15702 Nov 13, 2012
#15703 Nov 13, 2012
What about 2000,when Gore won the popular vote Does that mean Bushs' presidency was illegitimate?Popular vote doesn't mean shit and you know it,that's why we are a republic,and not a democracy,MORON.
#15704 Nov 13, 2012
Romney LOST !
Obama WON !
AMERICA WON !
#15705 Nov 13, 2012
What a stupid thing to say.Republicans the only answer?are you aware that the vast majority of our financial ills,come from the bush tax cuts and his 2 wars?Are you allergic to the truth,or just plain stupid?Have you been living under a rock?UN World Order.Sounds like a Vince McMahon,rasslin event.Please educate yourself,at the very least,get a vasectomy,no more litle idiots,please.
#15706 Nov 13, 2012
Mark Cuban said the other day,if it's a good investnment and he thinks he can make money he invests,regardless of economic climes.He pointed out that all this about businesses not investing because of Obama is bullshit.Basically,he said they are holding out to try and get more tax breaks and money from the govt. and taxpayers.Considering he is a billionaire,he might know a little bit of how our system works.
#15707 Nov 13, 2012
Yes, you idiot...it means Gore won the popular and Bush won the electoral college vote, you fool. I never said anything to the contrary, you dumb piece of excrement. Unfortunately, for the USA, both Bush and Obama were and are incompetent presidents, neither of whom I supported in either failed term. You, on the other hand, are guilty of voting for the even more inexperienced puppet of the Corrupt Chicago Democratic Machine, not only once, but twice! Fool!
#15708 Nov 13, 2012
Sue them into the ground for 43 trillion dollars and get some real human beings into our governing process. Detain those that aren't supposed to be here and put those committing buggery into the mental hospital to get them the help they need.
The federal reserve bank. Bye bye!
#15709 Nov 13, 2012
Obama WON !
Democrats WON !
AMERICA LOST !(You got 3 out of 4 correct...that puts you in the 75% IQ category.) LOL
#15710 Nov 13, 2012
A "little" bit is right...LOL
Since: Sep 08
#15711 Nov 13, 2012
#15712 Nov 13, 2012
#15713 Nov 13, 2012
Yes! The octogenarian who picked the waitress from Wasilla as his running mate and the man who wears magic underpants who has no concept of how 99% of America lives would have been a much better choice in those elections!
#15714 Nov 13, 2012
If it's on the internet it must be true!
#15715 Nov 13, 2012
Oh life is so good since Obama was elected by the morons:
Stock market down over 500 points
500,000 more collecting food stamps
More deficit spending
You go obama, you are doing so good at destroying the economy,
#15716 Nov 13, 2012
I love em Obama, Obama lies and soldiers die. He play basktball while we all sit around and beg for food.
#15717 Nov 13, 2012
Congratulations to the Democrats and Young People! You now own it and you can't blame Bush.
The next terrorist attack you own it.
Can't get a job after graduation, you own it.
Sky rocketing energy prices due to Obama's EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it.
A nuclear Iran, you own it.
Bowing to the Soviet Union, you own it.
Another severe recession, you own it.
A volatile border with Mexico, you own it.
Trouble getting good health care, you own it.
Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you own it.
No budget, you own it.
Our allies mistrust, you own it.
Another trillion of debt, you own it.
More Benghazi situations, you own it.
No one willing to join the military, you own it.
Trouble getting a loan to buy a home, you own it.
More dependency on food stamps, you
Trouble finding good employment, you own it.
Several part time jobs instead of a good job, you own it.
A World Government, you own it.
The UN governing the United States instead of ourselves, you own it.
A Senate that will not bring any legislation to the table even if it is "Dead on Arrival", you own it.
China controlling our world trade trampling all over us, you own it.
Loss of our freedoms as we have known it in the past, you own it.
A dictatorship instead of a democracy that follows the Constitution, you own it.
Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it.
Driving a car that looks like a toy, you own it.
More government corruption and lies, you own it.
More toleration of extreme and fanatical Islamists, you own it.
Terrorist attacks called work place incidents, you own it.
Your revenge instead of love of country, you own it.
George Bush is out of it now, and
there is not another good man for you to vilify and lie about. In a way
I am relieved that another good man will not be blamed when it was
impossible to clean up this mess you voted for. Have a good day. God
bless the United States! God is our hope now.
#15718 Nov 13, 2012
If the media is run by zionists it doesn't get airtime.
#15720 Nov 13, 2012
Yes! It's a grand conspiracy of mass proportions!
#15721 Nov 13, 2012
I read that on the internet too!
#15722 Nov 13, 2012
They own just about everything you idiot! They certainly own what comes through the tv. I provided you with another link that is irrefutable. They finance both parties through aipac you fool! How the hell do you think we are in so much debt? Is that all a conspiracy too. Are the wars in the Middle East a conspiracy too. DUMBASS!!!
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