Dem: US credit down because of military spending

Aug 8, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee says the biggest reason the United States is seeing its credit downgraded is that it spends too much money being "the military policemen of the world." Rep.

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Maybe they should look at the welfare state. We spend money on the military so we can kave bunch of do-nothing MOONBATS in Congress ruining our country. Another four years of Obummer and we wont even have a wooden nickel because his enviromental creeps will make possessing wood a crime.

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Military Spending needs to be reduced by cutting off Obama's Old & New Wars. Then start closing bases in Japan, South Korea, Germany, etc...

But that isn't why Obama was Downgraded. Just look at the A holes spending spree on everything. He's setting Record Deficits and can't even balance a budget. The jerk is worse than Bush!

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Across the Board Cuts are required to clean up Obama's dirty diaper. That putz once claimed he could use a scalpel for cuts but quickly started the typical Scumbag-0-crat Spending sprees.

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Obama's Military & Social Security budgets are about $700 Billion a piece.

That's only $1.4 Trillion of a broken $3.7 obama Budget. Dems have no brains.

Obama's running $1.6 Trillion Budget Deficits. You could eliminate Both Military and Social Security and the A hole obama would still be $200 Billion in Deficit!
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wait a minute now...

yesterday is was the Tea party's fault...

which is it ???

there goes that lack of leadership and indecision....AGAIN

which is the real reason for the downgrade......

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Precisely.

Cut the Pentagon's reckless spending by 50%, put the military industrial complex on notice.

End both wars immediately, and let these privately run bastard corporations go over and clean up the mess they created WITHOUT taxpayer money.

See if that actually happens. LOL!!!

Then allow the Tush Tax Cuts to expire as planned, and we're on our way out of this Republican caused Great Depression II.

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It's blame evryone else except the Socialist Libera party and their Imperial Majesty Obama. What a bunch of loser. Fire them all.

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The US Downgrade is a result of DEMOCRAT INSANITY and DEMOCRAT SPENDING since the 2006 election. Everything else is just DEMOCRAT SPIN

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Caribou Barbie wrote:
Precisely.
Cut the Pentagon's reckless spending by 50%, put the military industrial complex on notice.
End both wars immediately, and let these privately run bastard corporations go over and clean up the mess they created WITHOUT taxpayer money.
See if that actually happens. LOL!!!
Then allow the Tush Tax Cuts to expire as planned, and we're on our way out of this Republican caused Great Depression II.
First off commie Obama and the Dems extended thoses tax cuts , so if you are pissed about them then blame your own Socialist party you nut job.
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The present admin. loves to blame Bush for all the negative things in this country, how about giving Bush credit for leaving the country w/a AAA rating?? B.O. has managed to run that into the mud w/his policies: no drilling, no cuts in medicare, medicaid, etc. I think they should make 5% cuts across the board. Plus, bring the military home from countries like S. Korea, Germany and many other countries who "trash" us and burn our flag. We need to take care of Americans first.

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Yeah, the military spends too much, but on the other hand, because of this, we don't currently speak Japanese, French, Spanish, Farsi, and the kings english.

The japs almost had us, if our two ( out of 4) carriers had been at pearl harbor, we might have had to seek peace by letting them have the entire Pacific ocean and it's islands. The Germans were within a couple of weeks of strangling England, with their submarines sinking all the supply ships, but we came to their rescue too.

bottom line, being too prepared is better than being unprepared. Tell that to a lib, and watch them laugh. They prefer to spend on 'green initiatives' whatever those are.
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We lost our credit rating because of Cloward-Piven, the strategy that drives Obamanomics.
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Caribou Barbie wrote:
Precisely.
Cut the Pentagon's reckless spending by 50%, put the military industrial complex on notice.
End both wars immediately, and let these privately run bastard corporations go over and clean up the mess they created WITHOUT taxpayer money.
See if that actually happens. LOL!!!
Then allow the Tush Tax Cuts to expire as planned, and we're on our way out of this Republican caused Great Depression II.
Letting obozo's tax cuts expire wont do squat to solve obozo's debt crisis. It's a spending problem and the first place place to start cutting is in the entitlement programs, starting with the ones that keep your worthless hide living large on the tax payer's dime.
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It's time to stop being the world's police force.
Troop withdrawals are happening but it needs to be stepped up. Many of the returning military can be employed with the infrastucture in the U.S.

http://www.costofwar.com
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translation: Dem neo-Marxists Create Spin.

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realism wrote:
It's time to stop being the world's police force.
Troop withdrawals are happening but it needs to be stepped up. Many of the returning military can be employed with the infrastucture in the U.S.
http://www.costofwar.com
infrastucture in the U.S.? just anoth Socialist leral party talking point. Hey compare Obama care to the cost of war. Which ever is higher cut that first. Do we have a deal? Cut the military! Another Socialist talking point. To bad you can't think for yourself bozo. BTW don't wast my time with you 10,000 word essay that you copied and paste.
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AND WHO STARTED INITIATIVES IN AFGANISTAN AND LIBYA, AFTER PROMISING TO E.N.D. WARS???

We lost not only an expensive chinook heli, we lost 25 Navy Seals, FOR NOTHING!

The MAN is an idiot. He couldn't give a rationale for going to Afganistan when everyone said NO IT'S USELESS OSAMA IS NOT THERE and he couldn't outline an objective for Libya. There is nothing written or planned nor budgeted from this inexperienced agitator. The only thing written are laws and legislations, thousands of them still in the pipeline, to discourage businesses. He's a Harvard trained lawyer, not even cum laude, who specializes in itty bitty loopholes and drafting legislation. This is what he did at the legal firms, no big cases. This is what he did as a Senator. This is what he is doing as incompetent POTUS. He specializes in living large on inconsequential work. Given big work, he fails miserably. He even lies to Democrats and they let him get away with it because they can't admit HE IS ONE BIG ASS MISTAKE FOR AMERICA.

CANNOT WAIT TILL 2012 TO GET RID OF THIS SUCKER!!!
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Military spending is currently lower than it has been in 50 years. It currently runs 4% of GDP. This is just one more attempt by the looney left to deflect attention away from the piss poor manner in which they have run the federal government during the last 5 years.
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No budget was approved by Congress for Libya. Barack Liar Obama still has not submitted a budget for it.

You Democrats want to vote him in again for 2012? That will be another 4 years of EVEN WORSE DESTRUCTION by Obama to destroy your party.

BECAUSE YOU SEE, WHEN YOU DESTROY AMERICA LIKE OBAMA WANTS TO DO FOR HIS SPONSORS, HE DESTROYS YOU TOO. GROW UP AND STOP WHINING ABOUT STUPID MADE UP GAMES LIKE RACE. HE HAS DONE WORSE THINGS FOR RACIAL RELATIONS THAN IMAGINED. HE PLAYED WITH YOUR SKIN COLOR TO GET ELECTED. AND YOU FELL FOR IT. NUMBSKULLS!!!

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"Dem: US credit down because of military spending".
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Just goes to show how screwed up Commiecrats are; you've got one Commiecrat politician claiming it's the Tea Party's fault, you've got one claiming it's the military's fault, and you've got the head Commiecrat in Chief who continously claims that it is all Bush's fault. And to top it all off, you've got the Commiecrat sheeple (especially the Topix Commiecrat Sheeple) that claim our economy is recovering. What a bunch of friggin libtards.

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