Soldier: We're not going upstairs to kill Bin Laden until we get agreement on deficit reduction. Tom: Do we need that second chopper?
Come on, Tom………too far out.
And the House Republicans refused to vote on a commendation for the Navy Seals, while the Senate voted 97-0. Just goes to show you what a true chickenhawk stands for. Willing to start a war; unwilling to recognize those who actually do the fighting.
Deficit reduction means the money spent at home on social services and infrastructure for America. It DOES NOT mean the billions spent by politicians on social services and infrastructure in other countries. To these politicians this money spent in Pakistan, Egypt, Israel, etc. is sacrosanct. Return on investment is that these countries spend in on weapons manufactured in America and as a thank you the weapons industry buys politicians who do their bidding.
Eisenhower warned: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military%E2%80%93industrial_complex
John Boehner is crying again because now the pentagon doesn’t want the tanks built in his state. First the aircraft engine and now this. Poor unscrupulous John how will he ever cut spending? And he’s not alone, it’s on both sides of the isle.
So work your butt off today knowing that all your tax dollars are going to “our allies.”
Chickenhawks, have something from out the back of the chicken for brains.(and “courage”)
Sadly accurate representation of House Republicans.
^^ “And the House Republicans refused to vote on a commendation for the Navy Seals”
A commendation for the military personnel who performed the task would be a reflection on the Commander in Chief who ordered it. House Republicans would rather give up their government provided health care and retirement benefits. Don’t hold your breath.
^^^ MIchael, a valid point, but the Constitution limits those federal “cash reserves”- two year cycle. When agencies wanted to contract for a continuous supply of grass seed for rehab, for example, nothing could be done, because it couldn’t be worked into those restraints.
It would be nice to also have a balanced budget, but as you note, not possible in every year if “unexpected things” happen, but it’s totally out of control. Don’t agree with a Constitutional Amendment however, but they COULD put legal restrictions on spending- but we’ve already seen what Republicans will cut– everything BUT “defense”.(where contract spending is TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL!
I think that the message here is that some politicians are using other issues to distract people from the real problem at hand.
April 12, 2017