Struggling with debt, Congress talks defense cuts

Jul 29, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Peninsula Clarion

Once unthinkable in a time of two wars, Democrats and Republicans alike are insisting that the billions spent on the military can be significantly cut back over the next decade as the nation struggles to reduce its spiraling debt.

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Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#329 Aug 19, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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With the soon to happen economic collapse helped along by greedy corporate fascists, defense cutting will happen automatically when there is NO money left for anything.
Of course, anarchy is the best offense of the 95% of the "have nots" who will be thankfully ripping off from the wealthy all that was stolen from them during the last 30 years of failed Reagan/Tush economic policy.
I already know what I'm going after.
Look in the mirror and you'll find out what you're fascist looks like. All someone has to do is go to forums you've been posting on and can tell right off the bat who is the hypocrite and LIAR. It's none other than you and your filthy diarrhea mouth. It's amazing how stupid you are Carryabooboo Baa Baa and it make me wonder if you get your rocks off with controversial idiotic ignorant statements you posts in every forum. Itís obvious you have no clue and don't care to do one ounce of research to find out what the real facts are. It's as if you have been living in La La Land your whole life!! I call it stuck on stupid!!
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#331 Aug 19, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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With the soon to happen economic collapse helped along by greedy corporate fascists, defense cutting will happen automatically when there is NO money left for anything.
Of course, anarchy is the best offense of the 95% of the "have nots" who will be thankfully ripping off from the wealthy all that was stolen from them during the last 30 years of failed Reagan/Tush economic policy.
I already know what I'm going after.
This is you clown in a nutshell!!!

The folks who are getting free stuff,
Don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff,
Because the folks who are paying for the free stuff,
Can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

And,
The folks who are paying for the free stuff,
Want the free stuff to stop.
And the folks who are getting the free stuff,
Want even MORE free stuff on top of the free stuff they're already getting!

Now..... The people who are forcing the people who PAY for the free stuff,
Have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff,
That the people who are PAYING for the free stuff,
Are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So .... the people who are GETTING the free stuff,
Have been convinced they need to HATE the people who are PAYING for the
free stuff by the people who are forcing the people who are PAYING for the
free stuff and GIVING them the free stuff in the first place.

And ----- that's the straight poop!

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#332 Aug 20, 2011
Ayreshire wrote:
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And ----- that's the straight poop!
And it came right out of your mouth!

Priceless.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#333 Aug 20, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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And it came right out of your mouth!
Priceless.
Priceless are your lies and propaganda and they in FACT come right out of your mouth!!!

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#334 Aug 20, 2011
Ayreshire wrote:
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Priceless are your lies and propaganda and they in FACT come right out of your mouth!!!
OOOOOOH, that hurt, Jane Ayers, can I have another?

You pantywaist.

LOL!!!
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#335 Aug 20, 2011
Stoneman Perfect Solution to Military Spending:

Want to cut the defense budget by 75%? Reduce the size of our military by 3/4ths, and with the remaining quarter pay them exceptionally well, equip them with the best and most destructive tools in the world.

Then when a military action is called for, the Congress MUST DECLARE WAR, and the President gives this small elite force carte blanc to do whatever it feels necessary to destroy the enemy.

No meals on wheels.

No building schools in Iraq.

No directing traffic in Kabul.

You're welcome.
gossamer

Warren, MI

#336 Aug 20, 2011
Hey Obama why are we still in Afghanistan?
Kennesaw7

United States

#337 Aug 20, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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OOOOOOH, that hurt, Jane Ayers, can I have another?
You pantywaist.
LOL!!!
You look quite owned at this point.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#338 Aug 21, 2011
Kennesaw7 wrote:
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You look quite owned at this point.
Only by my own fabulous looks.

LOL!!!
reality speaks

Hilton Head Island, SC

#339 Aug 25, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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Really, how about some proof?
prove me wrong first.

I can read; and for 170 years others could as well.

now idiots like you are telling us we can't read.

you want to explain what is not in the constitution as what our founders really meant to say.
Provocateur

Half Moon Bay, CA

#340 Nov 8, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
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September 2007: McCain voted against the Webb amendment calling for adequate troop rest between deployments. At the time, nearly 65% of people polled in a CNN poll indicted that "things are going either moderately badly or very badly in Iraq.

July 2007: McCain voted against a plan to drawdown troop levels in Iraq. At the time, an ABC poll found that 63% thought the invasion was not worth it, and a CBS News poll found that 72% of respondents wanted troops out within 2 years.

March 2007: McCain was too busy to vote on a bill that would require the start of a drawdown in troop levels within 120 days with a goal of withdrawing nearly all combat troops within one year. Around this time, an NBC News poll found that 55% of respondents indicated that the US goal of achieving victory in Iraq is not possible. This number has not moved significantly since then.

February 2007: For such a strong supporter of the escalation, McCain didnít even bother to show up and vote against a resolution condemning it. However, at the time a CNN poll found that only 16% of respondents wanted to send more troops to Iraq (that number has since declined to around 10%), while 60% said that some or all should be withdrawn. This number has since gone up to around 70%.

June 2006: McCain voted against a resolution that Bush start withdrawing troops but with no timeline to do so.

May 2006: McCain voted against an amendment that would provide $20 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care facilities.

April 2006: McCain was one of only 13 Senators to vote against $430,000,000 for the Department of Veteran Affairs for Medical Services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.

March 2006: McCain voted against increasing Veterans medical services funding by $1.5 billion in FY 2007 to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.

March 2004: McCain once again voted for abusive tax loopholes over veterans when he voted against creating a reserve fund to allow for an increase in Veterans' medical care by $1.8 billion by eliminating abusive tax loopholes. Jeez, McCain really loves those tax loopholes for corporations, since he voted for them over our veterans' needs.

October 2003: McCain voted to table an amendment by Senator Dodd that called for an additional $322,000,000 for safety equipment for United States forces in Iraq and to reduce the amount provided for reconstruction in Iraq by $322,000,000.

April 2003: McCain urged other Senate members to table a vote (which never passed) to provide more than $1 billion for National Guard and Reserve equipment in Iraq related to a shortage of helmets, tents, bullet-proof inserts, and tactical vests.

August 2001: McCain voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for veterans by $650,000,000. To his credit, he also voted against the 2001 Bush tax cuts, which he now supports making permanent, despite the dire financial condition this country is in, and despite the fact that he indicated in 2001 that these tax cuts unfairly benefited the very wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

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#342 Apr 15, 2012
good post

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