Im shocked at how flat defense spening is considering the debt went up like a rocket and 3 wars.
Were you being sarcastic? Based on that graph, defense spending has nearly doubled since 2000.
Last edited by mardi gras skin; February-22nd-2011 at 09:13 AM.
Kuwait, Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan. New gear needed for Desert warfare (don't remember the outrage)?
and it went from 450 to 700. The debt went up 9 trillion dollars?
Remove Afghanistand and Iraq and we should be good? Seem about time now as we've done what we were supposed to...
Our boys and girls have been doing quintuple tours over the last 20 years, how can you not equip them?
Not saying teachers aren't as good, but it costs more to keep Johnny in Iraq fully loaded and a support chain.
The Wheelchair for the veteran shot 11x is just as important as the electric ones for the fat tea party demonstrators.
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oops. Double post.
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Last edited by Madison Redskin; February-22nd-2011 at 09:25 AM.
ahhh we want to starve children nice.
You can cut Defense spending in half and we will still have a budget problem because, unlike defense, Medicare/Medicaid spending is outpacing the growth of our economy.
Unless I'm mistake, I believe spending on Iraq and Afghanistan was not in the defense budget during the Bush years. It was its own category.
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