When does Ted Nugent go to jail?
Limbaugh exists UNDER the layer of whale poo on the bottom of the ocean, even beneath lawyers.
Republican Party, the party of hate and exclusion. White millionaires hate women, hate blacks and hispanics, hate gays, hate hate hate. May they drown in their own hate.
Evidently, the voters of the USA are not really paying any attention to Rush Limbaugh, let alone being driven crazy by his blubbering. Personally, as a relative moderate, I have no problem ignoring him totally!
I find it sad that there are so many people who listen to him and can’t think through the propaganda, hate and lies. I’ve listened to him a few times… just enough to understand what he is doing, but not long enough to turn my stomach (too much).
Interesting that this morning, a caller to Rush was pointing out how many people were RESCUED at Benghazi and asked that those who gave their lives were being “cheated”, or some such effect. Rush wanted NO PART of admitting that some 30 folks were rescued and evacuated, it was all about falsifying blame on the administration for a “cover up”; that wasn’t.
Tragically, four people died in a dangerous place, where THEY CHOSE TO BE! I guess the same can be said for the over 6,000 killed defending our political position started by “W” in Iraq, and Afghanistan, where of course “W” was personally responsible? Hmm, about that “Tillman affair” if you want to discuss “cover-ups”.
Thanks for your support, Dumb(o)!
“….And NO it isn’t just the past 4 years, or the last 8 years, it is the result of the past 30 years of deregulation and globalization…”.In my opinion, the greater reason for poverty in the U.S. is the cost of maintaining 700+ military bases around the world, a bloated Pentagon budget. and the major cost of two wars and its ongoing spin-off costs. Killing people and blowing stuff up around the world does not produce wealth. Capital leaving the country loses its capacity to multiply (the multiplier effect) at home in producing useful stuff for the good of the people. Perpetual war and the preparation for war makes countries poorer and often produces a bankrupt nation.
Limbaugh is not moving to Nigeria, he’s moving to Kenya! So he can be near his long lost cousins!!
A very valid point, but consider; if we do not maintain those bases, what happens to the jobs of the soldiers, the jobs of the factory workers who supply them, the jobs of the people who sell to the factory workers? It’s not as simple as we’d like to make it.
Either way, it doesn’t really help our ex-GI
Close the military bases overseas (not all of them, but enough) and reopen some of the old ones here. We wouldn’t need to decommission huge numbers of soldiers, but it’ll be a lot cheaper to maintain them, and it would provide lots of new jobs (and money) into the communities that support the bases. It would also be better for troop morale (and troop families), and would placate those who complain that we have no right or responsibility to be “World Police” (and I’m one of those).
First change the mind-set that you need a military to provide employment or to stimulate the economy. You need a certain sized military for defensive military purposes, but a military for economic reasons is a miss-use of resources. There are better ways to put manpower and capital to work. The depression era CCC model is a thought, but a modern version would be to simply employ people in building needed infrastructure. Importantly, comprehensive revisions to policy are needed to incentivize manufacturing at home, discourage off-shoring, and repatriate off-shore capital. Then think big – vastly shrink the military and use those resources for constructive purposes.
^ & ^^ Over analysis…..forget that the military employs people. The economy has a wonderful way of adjusting, particularly when it is from something destructive to something constructive..The founding fathers were distrustful of standing armies. James Madison noted that never-ending war tends to destroy both liberty and prosperity:.“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied: and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”