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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 08:54 PM

31. We could have afforded the 2 Trillion Dollars easily

Last edited Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:38 AM - Edit history (1)

IF our politicians did not insist on spending more on our military than half the world combined, did not lower taxes for the wealthy and give almost countless loopholes to exploit, if they did waste money on tax credits to the Oil Industry, giving tax deferments to mega corporations making billions in profits, actually giving money to corporations (corporate welfare), did not stand by and ask for a handout so people like Mitt Romney can take advantage of off shore tax havens, did not stand by while businesses outsourced well paying jobs to China, did not insist on wasteful wars like Iraq, did not insist on nation building in Afghanistan, all over a few decades.

We could have afforded the 2 trillion easily and still had money left over for high speed rail and quality education.

If our politicians actually cared for the environment and not just how much money can the wealthy or a business give to their campaign, they would have done something about this decades ago instead of being concerned over homosexuality and abortion.

And if half the country actually had two brain cells to rub together and stopped listening to Rush Limbaugh or other equally crazy people and actually used some critical thinking skills and not just look at a candidate and think whether or not they could have a beer with, we could have voted for politicians that might have done something and not just the bat shit crazy ones always talking about family values, religion, guns, gays, abortion, and non-white people.

Not only could we have afforded it, but this could already be done or well underway.

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