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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Uh, that’s nearly all going to contractors, not the guys in uniform, well except the generals and high staff at the Pentagon in the revolving door to “industry”..

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 1 day ago

    Yup. Although ‘new’ military spending will not include the old Veterans’ Administration. They’ll stay on food stamps.

  3. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, 1 day ago

    Don’t forget the money your government spends on the Empire that enslaves the ready of us on this planet. Y’know, the American “leadership” we allegedly can’t do without.

  4. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Cut the military’s pile of cash and the budget will look better. States are free to supplement spending on the poor, elderly, etc.

  5. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, 1 day ago

    @JmcaRice

    You mean the same way the states handled the tobacco settlement?

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @JmcaRice

    Except many of the poor southern states rely on federal government welfare to take care of their citizens, seeing as how they receive more money in federal benefits than the federal government receives from that state in tax revenue.

  7. WiseOrator

    WiseOrator said, about 23 hours ago

    @wmconelly

    But the VA and all of it’s problems are solely the Democrats fault, don’t you know that? All of the problems started because the Democrats wouldn’t give them the funding they needed. Any good Republican knows that. NOT saying you’re a Republican, just figured you would have been told that by one of them by now.

  8. WiseOrator

    WiseOrator said, about 23 hours ago

    @Jase99

    Blah,Blah,Blah, la, la, la la, la, la la, la, la la, la, la
    (fingers in ears) I can’t hear you.
    Because if a CONservative doesn’t hear it, it’s not true. It can’t be true that the biggest moochers are the red states. That would blow their talking point memo apart.

  9. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 21 hours ago

    Not all conservatives disagree with you on this point. I’m all in favor of drastic cuts to our military. I would love to see them make it very difficult for the President and Congress to put boots on the ground ANYWHERE.

    Put the money that goes to Missles, Tanks, Aircraft Carriers, et. al. back in the pockets of the taxpayers.

    Imagine how much differently our congress would have to operate if one party or the other had to talk of drafts and conscription if they wanted to give their President the authority to invade another country.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 21 hours ago

    We need the world’s biggest military to keep our empire going and to enforce our laws upon all countries.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 20 hours ago

    All conservatives who are running for president disagree with you, though. Rand Paul has been dropping his libertarian views faster than Mitt Romney caught with a health-care program and a pro-choice philosophy. All you’ve got left is trillion-dollar deficit frauds.

  12. logicalone

    logicalone said, about 19 hours ago

    I advocate for a HUGE Army Corps of Engineers that would be available for real military duty if needed. In the mean time, they could be working on our infrastructure.

  13. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 19 hours ago

    @logicalone

    That is a very reasonable proposition! At the same time, I would also make sure that our excellent Coast Guard is also at the very least fully funded, as they not only actually defend our own coasts, but also do very important work in such vital sea oriented areas as air and sea rescue!


    I would also personally like to see at least a portion of our vast military space budget go towards reasonable increases in NASA. Space itself should “never” be used by any country as a war zone, as it is bad ebough that we spend so much in killing each other right here on the surfacte of this over beleagered Earth!!


    Otherwise, I also find myself in actual agreement with one of our more conservative posters in Mephistopheles!!

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 19 hours ago

    It is “private” contractors once again to note, who benefit most from “defense” spending. The F-35 is a prime example, built by Lockheed (Where Lynne Cheney sat on the board), and a total piece of junk in all forms. Al Jazeera America just did a good review of the program, based on information that can well also be documented in issues of Aviation Week and Space Technology, the industry’s “Time” weekly update on who’s ripping us off. This has only cost us $1.3 TRiLLION so far! ONE failed program! Following in the footsteps of the piece of junk F-22, and of course, buying more tanks when the Army doesn’t even want the ones they’ve already got “updated” ‘cause they don’t NEED them!

  15. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 18 hours ago

    @dtroutma

    It’s funny when you think about it: The government’s biggest “jobs program” is the military… and the primary beneficiaries are well-connected private contractors.

    It’s bizarre, this perception that every last part of the government wastes money hand over fist except for the military, which somehow deserves a blank check and zero oversight.

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