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Congress Passes Budget-Cutting Plan, Sends to Obama

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Congress Passes Budget-Cutting Plan, Sends to Obama

The bill was the product of negotiations involving the White House, House Republicans and Senate Democrats, who reached agreement last week in barely enough time to avert a threatened government shutdown.

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If only there was some place they could cut and save more than 4 times as much money without cutting services to the old, the poor and the disabled... if only...


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I like how they're unable to allocate 5.5 billion dollars....lol

How the hell do you lose that?

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Hmmm. Good question. But, if we weren't busy killing people all around the world, then what could we possibly do with our need to feed our incessant feelings of superiority?

Being ex-Military, I look back on it now, and talk about a waste of money... It would be interesting to see what would happen to the US if our military was disbanded and we only had a national self-defense effort. I wonder how many lives we would save, how many trillions, and how much prosperity we would create.

However, I am pretty certain we would start killing ourselves to stimulate the economy.

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Hmmm. Good question. But, if we weren't busy killing people all around the world, then what could we possibly do with our need to feed our incessant feelings of superiority?

Being ex-Military, I look back on it now, and talk about a waste of money... It would be interesting to see what would happen to the US if our military was disbanded and we only had a national self-defense effort. I wonder how many lives we would save, how many trillions, and how much prosperity we would create.

However, I am pretty certain we would start killing ourselves to stimulate the economy.

My father and my brother were both career NCO's. I support the troops no matter what.

But it amazes me that politicians don't even talk about Afghanistan or Iraq anymore. They scramble to cut 30 billion from the budget but no one mentions the $170 Billion we're shelling out on the wars.

It's almost like someone is making money on governmental contracts ... nawww... that can't possibly be it...

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Quick question out of curiosity for bluemele and TMFT or whoever else can add.... Do you find that soldiers in the military are more likely to vote democrat or republican? I live in Texas and it seems the only liberals around these parts are military... Except for one guy I met at a concert who was in a landmine accident and was missing a quarter of his brain (not making a joke there, true story!). And they are not just blue dogs but very passionate liberals who hate Bush with everything they are. I remember 08 election, Fox News gave me the impression that the military is overwhelmingly republican, but I do not see anything near that. Maybe I know all the anomalies I guess.... Secretary Gates joked one day that he should write a book about the different experiences he had with Bush and Obama. I actually think that would be an interesting read if I were in a political mood....

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Quick question out of curiosity for bluemele and TMFT or whoever else can add.... Do you find that soldiers in the military are more likely to vote democrat or republican? I live in Texas and it seems the only liberals around these parts are military... Except for one guy I met at a concert who was in a landmine accident and was missing a quarter of his brain (not making a joke there, true story!). And they are not just blue dogs but very passionate liberals who hate Bush with everything they are. I remember 08 election, Fox News gave me the impression that the military is overwhelmingly republican, but I do not see anything near that. Maybe I know all the anomalies I guess.... Secretary Gates joked one day that he should write a book about the different experiences he had with Bush and Obama. I actually think that would be an interesting read if I were in a political mood....


Having spent nearly 30 years in the submarine service, the vast majority of the folks I came in contact with were conservative in nature, and given the state of our politics in recent decades, that meant most probably voted for the Republican candidate in national elections. But that is painting with a very broad brush.....

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Quick question out of curiosity for bluemele and TMFT or whoever else can add.... Do you find that soldiers in the military are more likely to vote democrat or republican? I live in Texas and it seems the only liberals around these parts are military... Except for one guy I met at a concert who was in a landmine accident and was missing a quarter of his brain (not making a joke there, true story!). And they are not just blue dogs but very passionate liberals who hate Bush with everything they are. I remember 08 election, Fox News gave me the impression that the military is overwhelmingly republican, but I do not see anything near that. Maybe I know all the anomalies I guess.... Secretary Gates joked one day that he should write a book about the different experiences he had with Bush and Obama. I actually think that would be an interesting read if I were in a political mood....


If you walk down the hallway at the High School in Killeen (Home to Ft Hood) and you see the Stars mounted on the walls as a memorial to the soldiers/ parents who aren't coming back ... it may help you find your answer...

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Hmmm. Good question. But, if we weren't busy killing people all around the world, then what could we possibly do with our need to feed our incessant feelings of superiority?

Being ex-Military, I look back on it now, and talk about a waste of money... It would be interesting to see what would happen to the US if our military was disbanded and we only had a national self-defense effort. I wonder how many lives we would save, how many trillions, and how much prosperity we would create.

However, I am pretty certain we would start killing ourselves to stimulate the economy.

I am not sure about your experience in the SEALS (I worked with a few of your co-horts on occasion during training exercises). But I know of no one in the submarine service who relished the thought of actual combat. We were trained to do our mission and do it well, so well in fact that no other nation would want to mess with us. We wanted to be capable and able to do any task given, but we hoped never to cross the line into real combat. Now if you think about it, for submarines there really was no cold war....our "games" of cat and mouse were as close to real open warfare as you could get. People desired info and we got it.....I expect you folks did quite a bit of the same.

A good, healthy debate can be had over the usefulness and value of the info collected versus the cost of getting it but that is a different discussion.

My bottom line is I don't think the military folks are the ones "killing people all around the world" . Politicians create the orders and send the military to do a job; they are the ones who need education. It would be good if our political leaders had children who were at the front lines....things would be different. I had absolutely no hesitation to go do any mission I was given. I was thrilled to go to "Indian Country" so to speak because I knew how good my crew was and that if we did what we were supposed to do, the "Indians" would never even know we were there. But the most difficult 9 months of my career were when I was stationed in Hawaii (it is paradise, isn't it) and my son (who at the time was an Army reservist) was called to active duty and sent to Kuwait during the second Gulf war....I would have given anything to have gone in his place. It was fine for me to go do whatever, but not my child. No way, no how.

Dwight Eisenhower (a career military guy) warned about the military-industrial complex when he left office....pretty smart guy.

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...It would be interesting to see what would happen to the US if our military was disbanded and we only had a national self-defense effort. I wonder how many lives we would save, how many trillions, and how much prosperity we would create...

I think had that idea been tried at various earlier times in our history you'd be posting in Japanese, German, or Russian; if at all.

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