RTAmerica | 06 July 2010 The power of the United States in the world is predicated on defense spending that overshadows all other countries in the world combined. But with nearly a $14 trillion dollar deficit that top military brass are calling the greatest threat to national security, and a country becoming impoverished in the wake of a fiscal collapse, it appears something has to give. Will it be the America’s influence in the world?

Last Thursday July 01, 2010, after hours while nobody but a few were paying attention, Pelosi & the Democrats were forced to cheat to fund war

Since they couldn’t bring themselves to go kill children and women themselves up close and personally, of course.

And in doing so they made sure that the Pentagon’s budget will remain, as it has been for a long time,  higher than than all state governments combined spend for the health, education, welfare, and safety of 308 million Americans – at least $880 billion – more than all the state governments collect in taxes.

Hope and Change Fade, but War Endures

Seven Reasons Why We Can’t Stop Making War

By William J. Astore

Why do our elites so readily and regularly give war, not peace, a chance?  What exactly are the wellsprings of Washington’s (and America’s) behavior when it comes to war and preparations for more of the same?

We wage war because we think we’re good at it …

Our illusions about the military we “support” serve as catalyst for, and apology for, the persistent war-making we condone …

We wage war because we’ve already devoted so many of our resources to it. It’s what we’re most prepared to do.

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    • Edger on July 9, 2010 at 3:06 am

    • jamess on July 9, 2010 at 5:13 am

    is for losers!

    It’s a game of Bullies.

  1. a) Oil

    b) A good way to kill a few young people

    c) Machismo

    d) Absolutely nothing


    • Xanthe on July 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    talking about the debt.  You think he is going to discuss cutting defense budget — uh no.

    It will be SS and Medicare – and after that – I don’t know where they will go –  not to the ruling class, not to the military class — somehow we’ll have to pony up to kill more kids (both ours and the perceived enemies).

    Still, it’s healthy seeing pols talk about the defense for a change but I don’t believe anyone in Washington anymore.


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