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    but I think you've got quite a ways to go on foreign policy.

    To show the world you never mess with us, and to respect us, because we run the show.
    Fear is not respect, and "running the show" just indicates  disrespect for others.  People who want to be the world's bully also need to step up and start paying for it, not drain the rest of us.   You start a war of choice that has added trillions to the national debt, and now the people that even in hindsight you would vote for again, want to cut that debt by breaking the social contract we have for social and medical security.  The US spends more on the military than the next 15 countries combined.   When politicians and talking heads compare our tax rate with other countries, I never hear them say that we need a tax surcharge to cover being the world's police force.

    You know how the people who don't have trillions of dollars for weapons to show that "you never mess with us"?  They do what they can afford to do.  They use IEDs and terrorism.  

    Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it true, is it necessary. Does it improve the silence. (Courtesy Kos)

    by Scioto on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 06:27:57 AM PST

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