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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:05 PM
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Did Nacy Pelosi actually say she wanted to cut defense spending by a billion dollars?
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 06:10 PM by FVZA_Colonel
I recently received an e-mail claiming that very thing, and after checking her voting record at the Washington Post's online record site I found that this doesn't seem to hold true. Has she said this somewhere?
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:11 PM
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1. I suggest cutting defense spending by 100 billion dollars.
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kysrsoze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:14 PM
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9. I'd like to cut it by $300B and keep it at a reasonable $200B
The amount of waste and fraud, combined with this illegal and disastrous war, are gutting our national budget and sending the US quickly into second-world status. If we ever get control again, the GAO should be bulked up, along with other accounting agences to cut out all the pork and defense industry welfare. Then do the rest with other branches of government and start taxing the rich again to at least begin paying down the national debt.
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:02 AM
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17. Exactly! Just who is getting rich on these BushCo "never ending wars"?
Edited on Sun Oct-29-06 01:05 AM by GreenTea
With our tax dollars?
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:13 PM
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2. Why not ask whoever sent you the e-mail? nt
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:14 PM
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3. I've talked with this person before,
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 06:14 PM by FVZA_Colonel
and he is not the most.. constructive person to talk with, shall we say. I'll give it a shot nonetheless.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:14 PM
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4. There they go again! Lie lie lie! WHO CUTS DEFENSE SPENDING?
republicans.

BUSH.

CHENEY.

RUMSFELD.

republicans cut defense spending. NOT Dems. And that's a FACT.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:15 PM
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5. Thank you for that information.
I'll be sure to make use of it.
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:17 PM
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6. Wow, a BILLION dollars!
That's what, a whole 1/500th of the budget? Scandalous!
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:19 PM
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10. Less, total defense spending is closer to $675 billion.
And I don't think that includes the wars.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:18 PM
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7. I don't think so sounds very fishy
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:22 PM
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8. Considering the war in Iraq has cost hundreds of billions, that's a small amount.
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 06:27 PM by Clarkie1
Don't know if she said it or not.

Edit: Incidentally, I recall Clark saying when he was running for Pres he would consider cutting the defense budget.
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 04:19 AM
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25. Wes! Defying the PNAC war machine
Takes courage. Whereas I don't believe Pelosi would say that.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:27 PM
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11. Rep. Lynn Woolsey and the House Progressive Caucus.....
Have introduced bills for a $60 billion cut in defense spending

http://woolseyforpeace.org/?q=node/70

The legislation would divert $60 billion from the Pentagon budget, and allocate it to social investment, renewable energy and humanitarian aid. Fifteen other members of the Progressive Caucus, of which Woolsey is co-chair, are co-sponsoring the bill.

Sixty billion dollars obviously goes a long way when it comes to people's needs, and the legislation promises to do a lot. Among the programs that would benefit:

* $10 billion annually would go to provide health care coverage for millions of uninsured children.

* $10 billion a year would be spent on modernizing schools.

* $10 billion would be invested annually in renewable energy.

* $13 billion would be spent every year on humanitarian foreign aid.-snip-


Now, that may not sound like much, but remember, they don't want to get their heads blown off
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:55 PM
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12. I heard it was a brazillian dollars.
:evilgrin:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 07:17 AM
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26. WRONG -- THREE brazillian dollars
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:56 PM
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13. What's A Billion Dollars
out of the defense budget?

a week in Iraq?
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:58 PM
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15. 300 million a day...
Three and 1/3 days in Iraq, not even a full week!
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:57 PM
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14. I don't think we should cut it, we should re-prioritize it...
repair our equipment, pay our soldiers well, and develop new technologies which are promising, not ones which sound like a bunch of bullshit.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:59 PM
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16. only a billion??? well its a start I guess
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:02 AM
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18. Sheesh. DU geniues at work again....
Let's rephrase the question:

Did Nacy Pelosi actually say she wanted to cut defense spending by .2% (that's right - not even 1%)?

Answer: Who cares - it's only 1/5 of 1% - sheesh.

It took me a whopping 15 seconds worth of googling to learn the completely worthlessness of the question.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:43 AM
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19. Who's Nacy Pelosi?
and a billion dollars from the defense budget is like a raindrop in the Pacific Ocean.

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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:02 AM
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21. Yo - Indeed, it's like pissing in the ocean...
So the point of this thread?
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:01 AM
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20. oh noes... you mean all our F-22s will be w/o wings?
:crazy:

just call the person to cite their sources or shut up. and when/if they cite, then say GOOD! an Nth of a % can't do any damage and the Pentagon is beyond "bloated big government." that person can go suck on an $800 military toilet seat.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:08 AM
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22. Who Cares? Cutting defense by $1 billion dollars is nothing!!!1!!!!1!!!!!1!!!!!!1
We have a Defense budget of about $400 billion. Cut $1 billion from that who whould notice?
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:35 AM
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24. Almost a half of trillion! And that does NOT count our tax dollars to Iraq.
Edited on Sun Oct-29-06 02:40 AM by LaPera
Iraq doesn't count in Petagon spending. It's like, well, I don't know....

Bankruptcy is one of the republican goals....Bankrupt Social Security (the big daddy)is their ultimate goal...the rest of the "New Deal" will fall in place for them to destroy.
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:34 AM
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23. $1Billion Dollars is 4 days in Iraq....its nothing.....except for maybe about 15 US soldiers lives
if you base it on the current death rate of our soldiers in Iraq this month - 98 dead so far in October.

Half a week and 15 less US soldiers dead sounds like a worthwhile effort to me....

I have an even better suggestion though - get out of Iraq entirely and cut out atleast 330 Billion $$$ from defense spending! Bush figures we need to be in Iraq atleast through 2010 and the figures the Pentagon gives for redeployment costs is $70 Billion. So, at the current $2 Billion a week spending, I think the US should get far more conservative in their spending than they have been....and put it towards REAL border and port security and securing the nation here...at home....and spending the money on our country....here....
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