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Old 12-11-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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As if Congressional salary and perks are not a drain on our economy. When is the last time a pampered Consgressman or woman served in a combat zone?
I agree with that too, especially the regarding ridiculous pensions.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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Social entitlement spending is out of control. Federal government payroll and retirement (non-military) are out of control. Federal regulatory agency budgets are out of control. And the list goes on, and on, and on.......
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:40 PM
 
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The US Military is a industry and War is proffitable. We would rather spend a huge chunk of our budget on the military rather than feeding & housing the homeless and the poor in this country. The priorities have been set.
Yes, over 200 years ago. Our government's main purpose is to protect us not feed us.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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ALL government spending is out of control, but I agree. We don't need, nor can we afford, to be the world's police. And we certainly don't need to be in the business of nation building either. Bring our troops home and close the majority of overseas bases. Our military would be better used to protect our borders than stationed in places such as Japan.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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Yes, over 200 years ago. Our government's main purpose is to protect us not feed us.
It states so right there in the Constitution too.
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