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    Would someone like to explain to me , why we need more money invested in the military

    Considering that this country and it's main allies spend 3 out of every 4 dollars spent worldwide on their military. I think its budget in part should be used to support the troops with what they need , a sensible increase in wages and the support for the vets . I'd gladly see a couple aircraft carriers sidelined for good when their working history is done, to achieve that goal.
    There is no other group as political as the military and their legions of blind followers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbander View Post
    Would someone like to explain to me , why we need more money invested in the military
    Defense industry billionaires need more money and they have their own political party to make sure they get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbander View Post
    Considering that this country and it's main allies spend 3 out of every 4 dollars spent worldwide on their military. I think its budget in part should be used to support the troops with what they need , a sensible increase in wages and the support for the vets . I'd gladly see a couple aircraft carriers sidelined for good when their working history is done, to achieve that goal.
    There is no other group as political as the military and their legions of blind followers.
    Arms Trade and the Military Complex.
    All of our politicians are vested and lobbied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbander View Post
    Considering that this country and it's main allies spend 3 out of every 4 dollars spent worldwide on their military. I think its budget in part should be used to support the troops with what they need , a sensible increase in wages and the support for the vets . I'd gladly see a couple aircraft carriers sidelined for good when their working history is done, to achieve that goal.
    There is no other group as political as the military and their legions of blind followers.
    Clearly this is way way way over your head. You should just keep dabbling away at your PC and commence playing silly computer games and let the adults take care of your security so you can continue to bitch and moan and complain without fear of gov reprisal or enemy attacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    LBJ made use of the military industrial complex.

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    Frankly, I don't think the us needs to have hundreds of thousands of soldiers stations around the world all the time.

    It's been many years since the last major war, most of those countries should be in a position to defend themselves by now...

    But, my opinion doesn't count, and apparently Canadian military gets thought of as passengers many times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbander View Post
    Considering that this country and it's main allies spend 3 out of every 4 dollars spent worldwide on their military. I think its budget in part should be used to support the troops with what they need , a sensible increase in wages and the support for the vets . I'd gladly see a couple aircraft carriers sidelined for good when their working history is done, to achieve that goal.
    There is no other group as political as the military and their legions of blind followers.
    The US Military is massive. HUGE. We have numerous military bases in almost ever country in the world.


    This is your state:

    Camp Humphreys
    U.S. Navy Hospital Beaufort
    Fort Devens Army Garrison
    Blue Grass Army Depot
    Pohakuloa Training Area

    Now add the 49 states, all US territories and possessions, and NATO allies. That is a whole lot of money to keep those installations supplied.

    We, the US is never NOT going to fund the military, some dick-head politicians use the lie that others don't want to fund the Military as a weapon.

    There are parts of the Military that needs more funding...like benefits and programs for vets and some that are totally out of control like the F-35 programs.

    We just don't have enough sessions of Congress where Congressmen have the balls or ovaries to do the cutting needed.
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    We spend more money than the next 8 countries combined.

    And one of those countries is the humongous China.


    No, we don't need to spend more money on the military.



    People say schools don't need more money -- that they need to make smarter choices with the money they get.

    Well, that definitely applies to the military.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    The US Military is massive. HUGE. We have numerous military bases in almost ever country in the world.


    This is your state:

    Camp Humphreys
    U.S. Navy Hospital Beaufort
    Fort Devens Army Garrison
    Blue Grass Army Depot
    Pohakuloa Training Area

    Now add the 49 states, all US territories and possessions, and NATO allies. That is a whole lot of money to keep those installations supplied.

    We, the US is never NOT going to fund the military, some dick-head politicians use the lie that others don't want to fund the Military as a weapon.

    There are parts of the Military that needs more funding...like benefits and programs for vets and some that are totally out of control like the F-35 programs.

    We just don't have enough sessions of Congress where Congressmen have the balls or ovaries to do the cutting needed.
    I thought Camp Humphreys was in Korea...

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