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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:17 PM

3 Charts to Stop Military Madness: Starving Granny for Pointless Wars that Americans Don't Want -







Americans want the budget cut by this much (below), if you don't, you are not only far to the right of the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party, you're to the right of the entire country!



http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/07/everything-chuck-hagel-needs-to-know-about-the-defense-budget-in-charts/


CUT THE MILITARY BUDGET!

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Reply 3 Charts to Stop Military Madness: Starving Granny for Pointless Wars that Americans Don't Want - (Original post)
grahamhgreen Feb 2013 OP
patrice Feb 2013 #1
OceanEcosystem Feb 2013 #2
Scuba Feb 2013 #5
grahamhgreen Feb 2013 #8
GiveMeFreedom Feb 2013 #14
grahamhgreen Feb 2013 #15
redqueen Feb 2013 #3
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #4
progressoid Feb 2013 #6
AnotherMcIntosh Feb 2013 #7
Initech Feb 2013 #9
grahamhgreen Feb 2013 #11
Initech Feb 2013 #12
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #10
grahamhgreen Feb 2013 #13
johnnyreb Feb 2013 #16

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:29 PM

1. K&R !

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:34 PM

2. Interesting that Democrats want larger budget cuts than the Republicans

 

According to the survey.

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Response to OceanEcosystem (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:30 PM

5. Why? What would you expect?

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Response to OceanEcosystem (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:10 PM

8. Larger MILITARY budget cuts. The problem is that military expenditures have little benefit,

once you build an aircraft carrier it keeps costing you money, it does not generate income.

However, if you spend these monies on infrastructure such as wind farms, they generate income and jobs far into the future.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:36 PM

14. Little benefit, depends.

once you build an aircraft carrier it keeps costing you money, it does not generate income
Not for you or I, per say, but the Bush's did quite well with "their" aircraft carriers. They made a lot of 1%'er richer than they have ever been, by using "their" military to support corporate interests overseas. Peace.

BUSH CRIME FAMILY: Playing with their toys.


from:http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-05-07-bush-landing_x.htm


from:http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/may/02/usa.iraq2



from:http://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/cvn77/Pages/Namesake_Visit_Photos.aspx

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Response to GiveMeFreedom (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:59 PM

15. Well played!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:37 PM

3. K&R

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:44 PM

4. Why are you trying to distract us from Seth Macfarlane's boobs joke?

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:36 PM

6. Rec.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:04 PM

7. All Americans? "Starving Granny for Pointless Wars" seems to be EXACTLY what some politicians want.

 

During LBJ's time, the choice was succinctly described as "guns or butter."

The clear implication was that choices have to be made and that you can't have both.

That is still true.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:18 PM

9. Cut the military budget by 2/3. Tax religion. Tax the billionaires. End subsidies.

Budget balanced.

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Response to Initech (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:29 PM

11. Agreed! It ain't rocket science.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:31 PM

12. Hey I've only had basic accounting and I know this!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:28 PM

10. During Vietnam war and weapons were about 40% of military budget.

Today its 60% of the military budget.

Where is the outrage???

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:31 PM

13. Notice how little "personal pay and housing" for the troops has gone up, compared

to expenditures from which the war profiteers skim their billions.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:52 PM

16. This is what it's ALL about.

Culture, poetry, prosperity, health, life, progress... or the 1% and their planet-busting toys.

Occupied Washington DC (2010)
A photo essay on militarism in our nation's capital (MIC ads plastered all over DC subway walls):



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