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13. We spend more on our military than most other nations combined.
And many of those nations provide Medicare-like national health care to all their people.

But somehow we had better not focus on the billions of waste in the military budget, we need to resent the elderly for taking all our money?

Even though social security is self supporting and has a surplus for years to come.

And we also need to forget that we have given billions in tax breaks to giant corporations for the purported purpose of creating lots and lots of jobs for the young and investments in our future.

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  -What have we Americans become? 90-percent  Apr-06-11 10:42 AM   #0 
  - We've become what we hated and what we escaped, as Norman Goldman often says. nt  gateley   Apr-06-11 10:46 AM   #1 
  - Republican Death Panel (NT)  The Wizard   Apr-06-11 10:46 AM   #2 
  - The problem is our spending is skewed to provide for the elderly and it will crowd out what we can  dkf   Apr-06-11 11:13 AM   #3 
  - spend more on all non rich people  reggie the dog   Apr-06-11 05:02 PM   #6 
  - Out to sea on a ice floe?  freshwest   Apr-06-11 05:04 PM   #7 
  - Just what programs for the elderly are you talking about?  Chef Eric   Apr-07-11 03:08 PM   #11 
  - We spend more on our military than most other nations combined.  Overseas   Apr-08-11 08:06 AM   #13 
  - Strangers in Our Country of Origin  Demeter   Apr-06-11 04:59 PM   #4 
  - I wrote to the press on the left and the right about this  reggie the dog   Apr-06-11 05:00 PM   #5 
  - when? it's been happening..taxpayers PAY Wall St to continue  katty   Apr-06-11 05:19 PM   #8 
  - suckered into the game  Locrian   Apr-07-11 02:34 PM   #9 
     - I agree Locrian, and I'm starting to feel as of late, that it's not too late.  louslobbs   Apr-07-11 02:46 PM   #10 
        - People do have a tendency to surprise me as well - in a good way sometimes! n/t  Locrian   Apr-08-11 06:01 AM   #12 

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