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Old 02-05-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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From a formula perspective this problem/issue is very simple. When you get into the political aspect it gets far far more complicated than it ought to be.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:52 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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Yes you are right. However the USA is providing a defense for many other countries at very SMALL if ANY COST to the receiving countries.

Ask yourself if you are living in a country that has a USA military base if you would prefer having a Russian or Chinese military present?

As a citizen of the USA I would really like to see ALL of our military just stay within our borders and let the rest of the world fend for their selves.
It would be nice, but experience shows that the bad guys don't keep to their own turf. Just like gang wars.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Because that's how the elite make their money. It's on purpose.
This is correct! I don't know if you understand how it is correct, but...

For anyone who actually wants to know, look up "twin deficits". We needed a large trade deficit in order for companies to make big profits via moving production overseas. Our deficit fiscal policy supports this, along with our low savings rate (loose credit, high personal debt load). Debt escalation also keeps demand strong while wages have been flat for 40 years.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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The inherent defect of democracy. Candidate Bigmouth promises something for nothing, and gets elected. Then he makes public policy based on self-serving cooked books.

Last estimate I heard on the Iraq/Afghan vandalism spree was 5-trillion and counting. That's about $15,000 per person, or $60,000 for a family of four. In all fairness, quite a lot of that went to US military contractors and got recirculated to their happy shareholders. That's a pretty sizeable chunk that bean counters can move around any way that serves their political purposes.

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