- Oct 27, 2006
:thumbsup:Originally posted by: Vic
Huh? How is Halliburton NOT a special interest group?? And have you actually seen what we've spent our money on in Iraq? I think it would be more than fair to call them entitlements. We're paying for their UHC ffs.Originally posted by: JS80
I'd rather give $3 trillion to Halliburton than $3 trillion a year to any special interest group. I'm talking about cutting off recurring costs. Entitlement costs are recurring and never end.Originally posted by: Vic
Then how come we haven't been able to "cut it off?"Originally posted by: JS80
I choose Iraqis because we would be able to cut it off. However, government entitlements are nearly impossible to stop once enacted. I see it as $3 trillion per year.
Plus, it's not like we spent that money in Iraq all in one shot. We borrowed it. Our children's children's children's children are going to paying for it with their tax dollars. That doesn't sound like we stopped or cut anything, now does it?
Then there's the fact that we spent the money in Iraq. Meaning that it is virtually gone from our domestic economy. Feel the current economic pinch? Don't buy into the media propaganda of it being the fault of subprime mortgages, that's the cost of Iraq getting us from behind right now.
At least if we had spent those entitlements here domestically, that money would still be in our own economy...
Me buy into media propaganda? I hate the media and what they stand for. I don't feel any economic pinch, I'm still moving up in the world. Subprime? What the hell happened to you Vic? You're not the man I used to know.
What happened to me? Are you reading your own posts? Look, right wing ideology might have its merits, and you could certainly argue those merits all you want, but wake up man your right wing leaders have already utterly and completely betrayed that ideology in ways far far worse than anything you could possibly think to accuse Obama of. This country simply cannot afford to let you guys keep pretending anymore.
I'm a classical conservative, but the greatest threat to modern America is evidently emanating from this neoconservative idea of being world police, combined with massive spending in every sector. It's surreal, but I can almost guarantee that spending will EASE under a (D) President compared to our out-of-control (R) masters.