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Response to Live and Learn (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:26 PM

10. Well, I finally agree with that idiot

 

Alan Simpson about something. We can decrease the "defense" budget by $100 billion/yr for the next ten years without jeopardizing our country. Even some military leaders have talked about the waste of Congress authorizing money for weapons systems that are not needed. Just think of the ten of billions that were pissed down the rat hole of "Star Wars". Thing is, Alan Simpson will also continue to go after the so-called entitlements of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. That is a vile mistake and you will hear precious little from him about closing tax loopholes for the uber-rich and corporations. If I ever had the chance to talk with this shill I would certainly ask him how the U.S. thrived economically well into the 70s when tax rates were higher than they are now. Right now the Rethugs have largely adopted the Grover Norquist dogma to not raise taxes. That means a windfall for the rich and corporations (who are basically sitting on trillions of dollars of investment capital) and long-term suffering for most of the rest of us as the infrastructure continues to deteriorate.

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