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Old 01-27-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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Why the double standard? Also, how does Obama know what is a good investment? How am I to take him seriously when he keeps "investing" in these insolvent and bankrupt green companies, for example?

Personally, I would rather invest and Gamble at home than waste money in other nations.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The Fedgov probably would have better odds if they used our money to buy lotto tickets from the various states than what they are currently spending our money on.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Well, it was the major conservative project of the last decade to spend money on bombing stuff in Iraq, than rebuilding it. Which seems just a bit wasteful to me.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Well, it was the major conservative project of the last decade to spend money on bombing stuff in Iraq, than rebuilding it. Which seems just a bit wasteful to me.
Well, it was always meant to be only a $50 billion "investment", per another republican darling, "fiscal conservative", Mitch Daniels who was budget chief under Bush at the time.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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It's simple really... when conservatives spend money, it's spent on legitimate functions of government (i.e. defense, border security, infrastructure, etc.). When liberals spend money, it's spent on buying votes or repaying their campaign contributors (i.e. welfare, public sector unions, subsidies to green energy companies, paybacks to zillionaires, etc.).
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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It's simple really... when conservatives spend money, it's spent on legitimate functions of government (i.e. defense, border security, infrastructure, etc.). When liberals spend money, it's spent on buying votes or repaying their campaign contributors (i.e. welfare, public sector unions, subsidies to green energy companies, paybacks to zillionaires, etc.).

You know what? You are Absolutely Right on the first part, conservatives do spend money on , Foreign Government (i.e Foreign defense, foreign border security, foreign infrastructure, foreign nation building).
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