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Saturday, May 22, 2010

The War Is Making You Poor Act

This country is spending $549 billion this year on the military budget, and the Administration has requested another $159 billion on top of that to continue what we're doing in Iraq and Afghanistan.   Which is about half of all the military spending by every country on the face of the earth.  And what is that accomplishing?

(Seriously - and I am not going to get into a screaming match with anyone on this issue - but after nine years, exactly what is the freaking point, what exactly are we getting or trying to get from occupying those places?  You should understand that I admire very much the bravery and skill and sense of honor that keeps individual soldiers there, doing their job and following orders - that's not the question.  What essential national-level good are we doing, what good are we getting from spending all that money and blood, is what I would really like to know.  If there is any good to be had.  If any Blue Truck readers can answer the question directly in 100 words or less, please hit the comment button.)

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-FL, has introduced a bill in Congress to address the monumental drain on our economy, and give many of you a zero income tax bill next year - check it out:

God, I wish he was my Congressman. 

As Joe Jervis says, "Not a chance in hell of passing, but at least somebody is screaming about war spending."


M. Pierre said...

we are getting to see our young people die on the news each night just like in viet nam days, we have gotten in serious financial debt, hmmm OH YEAH, and though it's improving we have gotten a reputation as invading war mongers with the rest of the globe. Glenn Beck would probably like the return on our investment..NAZI!..opps

Russ Manley said...

Interesting thing is . . . you're so right.

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