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Dutch Wrote: Jared, what an horrible excuse!!!!!!
Where in my response did I give an excuse for anything? I merely stated things that were facts.
Dutch Wrote: Put these people to work to fix the infrastructure, at least you get then something back for your taxes as well less young people who are cripple or nuts or join the police and shoot to kill.
Many states are spending tremendous amounts on new infrastructure projects; others aren't. Your wonderful governor would rather let your infrastructure go to shit, but governments on the west coast are investing billions upon billions of dollars on new infrastructure. Hell, you can't go more than a few blocks without seeing a new building under construction in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles.
Dutch Wrote: Wake up Jared, we kill more of our own people than terrorist do. Not one country in the world will invade us or would want to have this country. Also don't forget we've got the biggest nuke arsenal in the world. So we don't need an huge army. We should stop meddling in the world; we've got the UN to do that. The arrogance that we run the world has to stop. Let's create jobs which give an return to our society; not to kill other people who we never met or test out our fantastic killing tools for which we paid dearly in our taxes and will turn to rust once parked in the desert or shipyard.
I'm wide awake Dutch. I'm just not as vitriolic as you.
All I was trying to explain to Connie is the reason why our politicians never cut military spending. The vast majority of spending is, in fact, a jobs program and not on foreign wars. I would love nothing more than to redirect that spending to interstate infrastructure projects and clean energy jobs programs, but we have to elect politicians who aren't afraid to vote to do that.
Bitching and moaning about it won't do anyone any good at all.