We need to pay countries to help us. Stop the bucks and see what they really
think of the good old USA.
The Defense budget is too high, but it is the closest to a Jobs Program the
Republicans have. Several years ago, Congress placed an order for 10 C-17 in
the appropriations bill. Defense and the USAF did not want them but Boeing did.
We could repair a lot of declining infrastructure with more bang for the buck
than buying weapons with no defined future threat. That's how it works:
define a future threat and counter it. Now it's more "lets see if we
can do this" like a vehicle that skips across the atmosphere and delivers a
bomb somewhere in a few hours. Why do we need this now, with cruise missiles
and ICBM? Dismantle ICBM to pay for gee whizz things?The systems
going to Egypt is a continuation of the Camp David Accord. We provide a budget
for Egypt (and Israel) but they can buy only US made products. Egypt has a
coproduction plant assembling M-1 tanks, we send the components made in USA.
without Guantanamo Obama doesn't get Bin Laden. The guy doesn't live
@worfwe have a contact (the people getting the money) with lockheed martin
to provide the weapons to Egypt (again not the brotherhood)who we also have an
agreement (contract) with to provide the weapons. Your right Obama was president
at the time, but it is also true that the man that is currently the president of
Egypt was not at the time. As I also pointed out in my last comment we also have
an important alliance with Egypt (not the brotherhood) and have been suppling
them with weapons since 1978. May point? kind of hard to claim Obama has
started some new campaign to arm the brotherhood as you are claiming.
Screwdriver! You're smart:* Problem solved? No way! Our
political leaders would find others ways to spend it.* Defense supply jobs
to people who pay taxesspring street:* the brotherhood
is now in charge of Egypt, and Obama was president in 2010. There's a
difference between selling, and giving.* for a man who wants gun
control in America, why WMDs to the brotherhood, and Mexican cartels?How's cutting the deficit in half going?
That's way too much still, 633 billion is completely ridiculous. China only
spends 140 billion. Russia 70 billion, Canada and Australia about 25 billion.If everyone is "defending" themselves sufficiently why in the
world are spending more than the rest of the world combined to contain a few
radicals in minor third world countries?If we spent as much as
Canada or Russia our budget problem is completely solved and we'd have a
surplus. But the defense contractors have the bull by the ring in the nose
Worf-We sell arms to almost anyone. Always have, always will. That's
capitalism and more dollars in our pockets. Just think of all the peace and
profit we could spread throughout our own country if we put one of these in
@worf We are honoring our contract we signed in 2010 with Egypt (not the
brotherhood) the same Egypt that we have been arming since 1978 because they
have been a key ally in keeping peace and provided aid during military
operations in the middle east for the past three plus decades.
My comment has nothing to do with article, but rather with the picture of Obama
getting off Air Force One in Hawaii upon his arrival for vacation. Notice his
salute compared to the salute of the officers? Anyway, I have an issue with Air
Force 1 being used in this way. When I visited D.C. and was able to go into
museums, etc., at no charge was informed when I asked about it that these places
were in D.C and basically belonged to the people, including me, and thus there
was no charge to enter what I partially owned, being a U.S. citizen. So, in
that vein, my family has been planning a vacation the past couple of years, and
at this point the biggest expense is the air travel, and with luck and good
planning, may have enough put aside this next year to take our super vacation --
but I would like to have Air Force 1 at my disposal for this purpose -- I am
helping support it, am I not?
So why are we giving twenty F-16 jets, and two hundred new tanks to the Muslim