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Old 10-23-2012, 09:00 PM   #130
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Originally Posted by Amnorix View Post
Don't want to gut it. The joke is that Republicans think that any cut to anything anywhere is "gutting" a program that spends HALF of the total worldwide military spending in the world. What Social Security and other welfare programs are to the left, the military is to the right. Between the two sides, EVERYTHING becomes an untouchable ultra-high priority and trimming a dime off of it would unquestionably result in absolute CATASTROPHE.

Such thinking is why our national budget is completely ****ed, with no signs of ever getting fixed. Greece here we come, apparently.
One key difference between the programs you identify with the left and the military spending you identify with the right is that the former are actually driving the structural problems for our country's balance sheet and the latter are not.
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