Originally Posted by patteeu
No, it's not a pressing problem. 300 million people are impacted by the bankruptcy of Hostess and the resulting shortage of Ding Dongs, but that's not a pressing problem either.
The country is being driven to bankruptcy by out of control entitlements. The cost of these entitlements is squeezing both our national security budget and our discretionary spending budget (where brain research funding would be found). That's a pressing problem.
Now you're comparing health problems to a cupcake shortage. That's awesome. Do you spend a large amount of time thinking of bullshit that justifies the ends to your means or does it come to you spontaneously?
This is why it's so difficult to argue a point with you. You have the irrationality of a 2 year old child. You honestly believe that if you say it is so enough times it will become that way.
Pressing problems, as you put it, are not mutually exclusive. The military budget is too ****ing high and discretionary spending needs to allow for it.