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  •  Stunning (0+ / 0-)

    I know that since 9/11/2001 no publication anywhere at any time has stated that there was any sort of military or intelligence spending increase.  So I am glad Snowden leaked documents showing there was a budget.

    The cost of one successful attack:  http://www.iags.org/...

    Also, I thought we were pro-government spending and pro-government jobs here???  No?  Is the difference between our philosophy and Scott Walker's just that we want to cut defense jobs and he wants to cut police, fire and teachers?

    •  I'm not against having this info leaked. (1+ / 0-)
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      richardak

      I just think that as usual around here, the promo flyer doesn't match what's happening on stage.

      Non futuis apud Boston

      by kenlac on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 01:40:26 PM PDT

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    •  With the money we're spending we should (2+ / 0-)
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      StevenJoseph, maryabein

      be defending ourselves from space aliens.  Spending the kind of money we do to fight some assholes in a cave is STUPID.

      Obama: self-described Republican; backed up by right-wing policies

      by The Dead Man on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 02:20:55 PM PDT

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    •  I doubt many would be for government spending... (1+ / 0-)
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      maryabein

      ...regardless of what it was for.  I suspect most on DailyKos think we already spend too much on the military. I suspect most on DailyKos think 56 billion for the NSA is too much when we are cutting education and food stamps. Did you really think that Democrats are always pro government spending regardless of what it was for?

      dukelawguy wrote:

      Is the difference between our philosophy and Scott Walker's just that we want to cut defense jobs and he wants to cut police, fire and teachers?
      I suspect most on DailyKos would love to see the military cut and more spent on police, fire, teachers, education, healthcare, Social Security, and unemployment. Is this really a surprise to you?

      As for the cost of 9/11: Let's say it cost $100 Billion like it says in the article to which you linked.  Our reaction? To spend what will probably end up being over $3 TRILLION on overseas wars.  Yeah, that's an efficient trade off.

      In addition, our overseas stupidities have just increased hated of America, making future terrorist attacks more likely.  Now, you do the math. How many times do we have to spend $56 Billion on the NSA before it exceeds $100 Billion. I'll wait.

      The GOP: Fearing things that have never existed while ignoring things that have always existed, i.e. gun registration/starvation.

      by StevenJoseph on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 05:41:20 PM PDT

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