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America, This Is Why Your Kids Are Dumb #2 [Pic]. The 2011 United States budget looks a little off, no?
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tuapui
Male, 18-29, Asia
 94 Posts
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:56:14 AM
the funny thing about calling it defense when you aren't actually defending anything. Sure, you make up stuff to actually defend, but not after some very aggressive offense. epic USA is epic. maybe after increasing the education budget the next generation might actually start calling it `military operations`

morannon
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 6 Posts
Monday, February 21, 2011 2:42:00 PM
Let me see if I've got this right. We can`t reduce defense spending because there are people fighting those wars and we don`t want to cut their jobs. Aside from the frightening point that this also means we can`t ever stop fighting because the war sustains our need for the military jobs, it`s still a stupid ass argument.

You honestly don`t think we might be able to come up with a use for trained military personnel in a non-military fashion? Perhaps instead of blowing poo-tons of money blowing crap up in foreign lands, we can actually start reducing defense spending by re-assigning those personnel to domestic programs re-building our crumbling infrastructure.

Instead of turning federal dollars into bombs and bullets, how about turning them into roads and bridges?

TIMESWORDSMN
Male, 13-17, Western US
 304 Posts
Sunday, February 20, 2011 11:43:08 PM
Reducing Defense to a Quarter of the budget, While only giving a little bit more room, Would be a significant boon to Education, Energy and Commerce, Three of America's biggest current deficits.
Then again, I don`t pretend to think it`s that simple, Removing money from defense would put a number of people out of work, and leave the country under-defended in a precarious political time. With all of our troops and utilities spread across the world, we are somewhat naked in our own domain.
Back to the the first hand, if w e increased Education and Commerce, we wouldn`t have nearly so many enemy`s, and creating a steady energy alternative would bring in funds from neighboring and friendly country`s.
Well, this is certainly a deep hole we`ve dug ourselves into. But, If I know anything about people and time, We`ll find something more pressing to worry about in the next decade or so, and it will all pass quietly into memory.

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1293 Posts
Sunday, February 20, 2011 7:34:46 AM
Public schools need help anyway. I went through my entire high school career just worrying about the party on Friday, what to do after school, and my job. Got kicked out of the house at 17 so I dropped out of high school to work full time then a few years later went back to discover I only had 2 credits remaining and they agreed to just give me a test to obtain my diploma. Glad I didn't piss away an entire senior year when all it took was a test.

The military just crammed the French language into my head in 4 months and I can speak it fluently now... I have friends who took 4 years of it in high school and they can`t speak nearly as well as I can.

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1293 Posts
Sunday, February 20, 2011 7:27:59 AM
Betardfooser... You're an idiot. Yea, lets dismantle our military. I wonder what would happen if the world caught wind that we were doing away with our military hmmm.... Yea you`re probably right.. Nothing. <<Sarcasm

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