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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:15 PM

We are broke. We are tapped out.

We cannot afford a war with Syria or anybody else. It's that simple.

ETA: Ed Schultz just did a segment about the dire situation in Detroit. Is anybody seriously suggesting that we can afford yet another war when we have a once-thriving American city that looks like this? And Detroit is not the only one.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:16 PM

1. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

When all you have is a military....

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:20 PM

2. Exactly. Empire always benefits the rich, falls onto the backs of the poor

Somebody has got to get the guts to tell the military "NO!"

Clinton managed it. Obama has been walking a fine line so far, clipping their wings without a direct confrontation.

He can't avoid this one. Either he gets a war hung around his neck and destroys our chances in 2014 and 2016, or he keeps us out of this mess, which is where we belong.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:24 PM

3. Government electronically creates Treasury Bond, Federal Reserve electronically creates money to buy

treasury bond. Repeat.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:26 PM

5. And the one percent profit from every transaction. nt

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:26 PM

4. WE can't afford it. But THEY

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THEY stand to make billions.

And it's a lie that the US can't afford education and infrastructure and social services. We can't afford it because the money is stolen from us for bloody, murderous scams like this.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:29 PM

6. Absolutely...not one cent of American money, not one drop of American blood

The Repukes will hate Obama no matter what he does. Why, oh, why would he want to make Democrats hate him as well?

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