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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:35 PM

 

What about the giant elephant in the room? [View all]

All this clamor over raising taxes on the wealthy, and cutting spending for social security, medicare and medicaid.

Yet not a word is spoken against the huge, wooley mammoth standing in the center of the room.

What about the U.S. Defense Dept that is bigger than the rest of the world combined? Seems like no member of congress wants to mention DOD spending. Is that who writes the largest political campaign checks?

When it comes down to austerity and where to pare down the budget spending, WHERE'S THE BEEF?
It's where it always is, sitting in the middle of the room. Yet no member of congress dares to breathe a living thought against it.

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