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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:29 PM

Oh Crap! It *Is* Running Out of Money, And We Have to Save It!

I was reading today that our Department of Defense is only fully funded through September!

I couldn't believe it was true, but that's what the projections say! Wow!

Seems like we need to make sure that the military is fully funded for the next 75 years but, of course, we need to live within our means. What can we do?

I think we should immediately make a small adjustment by cutting 74/75ths of this year's military budget so that we can stretch what we have for 75 years, thus strengthening our military.

Who's with me?

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Reply Oh Crap! It *Is* Running Out of Money, And We Have to Save It! (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #1
Warren Stupidity Feb 2013 #2
Gold Metal Flake Feb 2013 #3
Wounded Bear Feb 2013 #4
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #5
robinlynne Feb 2013 #6
midnight Feb 2013 #7
magellan Feb 2013 #8
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #9
magellan Feb 2013 #10
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #16
JDPriestly Feb 2013 #42
tavalon Feb 2013 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #12
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #13
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #14
juajen Feb 2013 #22
kenny blankenship Feb 2013 #15
iamelisabethparker Feb 2013 #17
pkdu Feb 2013 #18
2naSalit Feb 2013 #19
juajen Feb 2013 #23
JDPriestly Feb 2013 #43
libtodeath Feb 2013 #35
hay rick Feb 2013 #20
idwiyo Feb 2013 #27
Canuckistanian Feb 2013 #21
juajen Feb 2013 #24
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #25
idwiyo Feb 2013 #26
JNelson6563 Feb 2013 #28
woo me with science Feb 2013 #29
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #31
annabanana Feb 2013 #30
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #32
Tom Rinaldo Feb 2013 #33
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #37
Tom Rinaldo Feb 2013 #39
Generic Other Feb 2013 #34
magical thyme Feb 2013 #36
hay rick Feb 2013 #38
woo me with science Feb 2013 #41
Zorra Feb 2013 #40
Egalitarian Thug Feb 2013 #44
AntiFascist Feb 2013 #45
AzDar Feb 2013 #46
whatchamacallit Feb 2013 #47

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:33 PM

1. I will buy them five DU hearts.

Link please!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:33 PM

2. Seems reasonable. We must be responsible adults about these things.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:36 PM

3. LOL! It's funny because we're fucked.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:45 PM

4. In other words....

it is fully funded through the end of the current budget year.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:46 PM

5. Can you believe it!

I guess it's using money faster than projected because of people living too long or something.

I read that nobody ever expected our enemies to last more than a few months. Nobody could have foreseen this situation.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:46 PM

6. Manny, you are a true gem.

and all of the other posters right there too.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:47 PM

7. k&R

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:50 PM

8. Raise the recruitment age to 67

...cut the weekend duty/pay, and drug test the schnitz outta them. There, fixed.

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Response to magellan (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:55 PM

9. Sensible!

They won't need to be paid wages, either. They'll get to keep their (drastically reduced) Social Security.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:59 PM

10. Can we force them to pre-fund their pensions as well?

I'm thinking yard sales ought to do it. Who wouldn't want their own tank or aircraft carrier?

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Response to magellan (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:02 AM

16. Sending our old gezzers into battle isn't a half bad idea.

 

Takes care of our social security problem as well. Brilliant!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:49 PM

42. And considering how many of us are slow to move thanks to arthritis, we could save a lot

of lives.

Think of it -- an army that moves really slowly but has lots of experience in life.

We might actually be able to reason with our enemies.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:04 PM

11. Absolutely!

We must cut the military entitlements, especially because they aren't entitled to crap!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:27 PM

12. Does this mean we have to close some golf courses?

The horror,....the horror....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:45 PM

13. We must all let go of our sacred cows

But that might be going too far. Perhaps make two ride in each cart?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:29 AM

22. We are having way too much fun with this. Thank you, Obama, sir!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:49 PM

15. You mean to say they only have 500 - 600 BILLION dollars remaining?

OMG how will they survive!?!?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:12 AM

17. Maybe we can have a bake sale.

If they need more money, maybe we can have a bake sale.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:26 AM

18. Maybeez all the gun nuts could volunteer for a couple of years in the " militia" thereby saving

Us all billions .

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Response to pkdu (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:38 AM

19. Now that one would get my vote first!

And they can provide their own Hummers.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:33 AM

23. And assault rifles. Bet they also have some great camouflage pieces, and they are all anxious to

fight. Bring it on!

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Response to juajen (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:52 PM

43. Maybe we could outlaw assualt rifles in the US, and collect the ones already here,

hand them over to the military and kill two birds with one stone: fewer assault weapons here, more for the military and the transfer could be made at very little cost.

Joking, of course like everyone else here.

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Response to pkdu (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:01 AM

35. Ha ha,perfect answer!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:45 AM

20. Enlist homeless people.

They will work for food. We can still afford that. Plus, half of them are veterans already, so they have the training.

Plan B. Sell drones to the highest bidders at gun shows. Side benefits- the second amendment will be so much stronger...do you really want to try to pry a drone from somebody's cold, dead hands?

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Response to hay rick (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:53 AM

27. Slight amendment to plan B: immediately enlist all new owners of drones and force them to

relinquish control of the drones back to the military but leave maintenance cost as responsibility of new owners. Double win!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:28 AM

21. The military is a giant Ponzi scheme

And if you don't believe me, just Google it!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:35 AM

24. I believe you need to narrow that down some. Just sayin'.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:17 AM

25. This is the kind of serious proposal that serious people can get behind. nt

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:46 AM

26. K&R I am with you! Brilliant proposal, absolutely brilliant!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:58 AM

28. How about a bake sale?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:50 AM

29. +1 I really don't see any other option.

It can be done smartly, though. As you said, to strengthen the MIC overall.

"Chained" military funding might be a solution. The generals surely wouldn't mind substituting bombers and drones and missiles with something less expensive but still of proven lethality, like rocks.




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Response to woo me with science (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:52 AM

31. Very serious, thanks! And those soldiers who really need more,

say, after being gravely wounded, can get a small "bump" to show we're not heartless. Perhaps a stick of gum, or a travel pack of tissues.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:53 AM

30. J. Swift!

Good to see you again.

(Still laughing about those Irish babies!)

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Response to annabanana (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:47 AM

32. I'm actually his brother, Notvery

But thanks!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:58 AM

33. That sounds like a Liberal trick to me

You know, acting like you really care about preserving the Military for future generations while all the while trying to strangle it. The responsible course of action would be to defund the rest of government and divert all available funds into the Pentagon. It is after all the only legitimate function of government to maitain a strong military to defend our global business interests

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:51 AM

37. Time to take on those wealthy and powerful special intyerest groups:

The old, the poor, and the infirm.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #37)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:06 PM

39. Don't forget the deceased

They are a major Democratic voting block. That's how Obama stole the election, which is why he opposes nationwide voter photo ID's. Yep, the old, the poor, the infirm, and the dead; gotta take them down.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:01 AM

34. Military has to tighten the old bandolier

No military operations on Saturday!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:46 AM

36. we could sell off our excess nukes

We only need to be able to destroy all life on earth once or maybe twice tops. That should bring in plenty of revenue. A nuclear bomb for every corporation!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:20 PM

38. Unleash our bankers and billionaires on our enemies.

If they can survive that, they are invincible and we should just surrender.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #38)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:37 PM

41. You speak in jest, but that is exactly what the MIC does...

every single day.


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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:29 PM

40. I'd even donate to save it if it was the Department of Peace. nt

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:54 PM

44. Blast from the past;

 

Wouldn't it be nice if every school had everything it needed and the military had to hold a bake sale to buy a bomb?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:54 PM

45. All they need is to fund drones....then Skynet n/t

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:59 PM

46. K & R

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:18 PM

47. Game Over

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