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  •  I'm rapidly losing respect for DOD Panetta (4+ / 0-)
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    eps62, Laconic Lib, denise b, coffejoe

    Here's a recent pie chart depicting global military expenditures.  Besides noting that we, in the US, spend more than that the next 42 countries combined, note that the next largest bloc are our allies in NATO, whose defense we are still substantially subsidizing after World War II.

    China spends about 8%.  Who are we preparing to fight?

    Why do we need to have troops stationed still in Europe?

    We are borrowing money from China, and cutting social programs to make these frivolous expenses?

    We Democrats are making serious blunders by choosing to go along with the GOP agenda on the budget cuts, taxation and defense spending.  How sad.  

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 11:07:07 AM PST

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