How Military Spending Decimates The Middle Class

Should middle America be thankful for all the “jobs” provided by the military in areas like the National Guard? That’s the argument of some pro-war progressives. It’s dead wrong. The massive military budget is driven by the idea that “debt doesn’t matter” – a false notion that is leading us to economic devastation.

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Cole Morgan
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The military is a legitimate function of government. Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare are draining the middle class.

Mitchell Grim
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We do not need a Continuous Standing Army when not in a official Declaration of War.

The only nation we are technically at war and should not be is North Korea. For over 70 years !

The Pentagon is using this as a excuse to fleece working Americans out of our hard earned money.

That's why the founders made the 2nd Amendment.

It gives the American People the right to form Militias ( which we do have many around the nation)

It also gives the American People the right to bare arms.

These two things do not cost us Tax Theft.

Ian B
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Ron and Daniel. First thanks for your show guys, it's always great! I was wondering if you guys would consider doing some reporting on the caravans and the migrant crisis south of the border. NGOs are giving people money and transportation to pass right through Mexico straight to the Mexico/US border and it seems very few are talking about this. I realize that from a libertarian's perspective the government should just cut welfare etc but what are your thoughts on this considering these caravans are not organic and are in most cases being funded and organized. Is there something bigger… Read more »

Ahmed daaniyal
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Here is a very eye opening informative one of the best and most accurate documentary ever made by a reverend man, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L4UvkoSqR8&feature=share

Karl Haynes
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I fear the only middle class jobs of the future will be for cops, prison guards and soldiers. The rest will disappear.

Ernst Eck
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What King Rothschild wants, Rothschild gets. Bringing democracy to the world one bomb at a time.

KV V
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TRUMP IS A CON MAN, A LIAR, A DECEIVER… HE DUPED ALL OF US WHO VOTED FOR HIM. HE WANT MIGA, NOT MAGA… HE WILL STEAL OUR MONEY, OUR WEAPONS AND OUR CHILDREN TO MIGA… WHAT A SATANIC DECEPTION TRUMP AND JEWS/ISRAEL PULLED ON AMERICANS.

Damian Luch
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most Americans are ok with war cuz it's something that happens 'over there to those people'
if our cities were being bombed & foreign troops on our soil.. our tune would change

Karl Haynes
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So sad for y'all in the middle class. What about the majority of us Americans that live in poverty? Most Americans are NOT in the middle class, despite thinking they are.

Heiner Ali
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`GREAT JOBS…really. Murderers for hire & their assistents. Mothers…Wives…family…what in the world are you thinking. Are you REALLY proud of these mindless & moral-less order followers ?

Denis Baribeau
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Washington DC are " The Enemy Within The USA " more so now than ever.

roadworrier11
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Dr. Paul is absolutely right on this issue. The US is a war biased economy. Of course there's no money in peace making.

humboldthammer
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And the Department of Defense cannot or will not provide an accounting. TRILLIONS Unaccounted for. We had our chance to defund the Beast. It's too late now. WAR is what the Evangelical Zionists want — a War of Gods and Not Gods. Jesus Never taught War. Trump's Agenda = Give Them What They Want. War Hawks get war, the global corporations already got their Tax Cut, the Worker gets to Work (or become poor) and the poor can keep their hands out-stretched, until they are cut-off. Win-Win-Win-Win. THEN, for the BIGGEST WIN EVER~~ a Jubilee to forgive ALL THAT DEBT.… Read more »

Waste In Ruins
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How do i order the book?

Queen Street Systems
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When will someone go public and explain to the people that the war machine in the US is a $1 TRILLION fully socialist, capitalised by the people only, IN THE WORLD – and that it returns NOTHING to the people, not ever. Someone should compare that with "socialist Venezuela" and do a pro-rata analysis

rmb yen
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Yes it is. Crooks voting & adding to the defence budget. Enriching themselves.

Usufruct Empire
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Military spending isn't decimating the middle class nearly as much as usury is decimating the middle class. Using people as collateral for loan capital creation is decimating the middle class. Capitalism is decimating the middle class. Being productive for debt slavers is decimating the middle class.

Michael 26CD
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Great points. The Left thinks FDR ended the Great Depression, when he really prolonged it. The Right thinks the War ended it, when it really prolonged it. The war panic and destruction of capitalism in Europe is what really ended the Great Depression in America by transferring wealth here from Europe.
We still call it the Military Industrial Complex because that's what it was in the 1960s, but there's hardly even any industry left from then. The crooked banks own the defense contractors, so it's really only a Military Financial Complex now.

He Was Dead When I Got There
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I have youtube premium and download every episode to support. If you have a donation link id much rather give in that way. Long live Dr. Paul and long live the liberty report!

Nathan Mooney
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Are you sure it’s good only for the month of May? I contributed on the last video the $100 because I thought it was for the month of April since that is what month we are currently starting. I hope I didn’t mishear your statement of when it was valid for because I was really looking forward to getting a signed copy.

David Yoder
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I know what they are talking about live in Ohio and know people in the national guard

Jack Harper
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The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is a fascist war mongering corporation.

Everybody Loves Chris
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Good job guys! This is a great show!

stgerardmajellafc
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fed up with the Fed… it fuels the wars, military budget and the massive government spending… most people in the public and private sector are blind and like the money from the Fed… they want to keep the stock market going, the politicians want the hand-outs, and the military industrial complex and the neocons profit from war… all of this is at the expense of a sound economy built on savings rather than fiat currency. The middle class wants peace. Dr. Paul's new book The Individual vs. the Collective analyzes the disease of collectivism and provides the medicine of individual… Read more »

abram galler
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The latest TV commercials for the Army,are very close in appearance to video game ads.

Old School Muscle
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Another reason why Ron Paul would never be elected president. The fix is always in.

Advik Trivedi
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Free Palestine and free the world!

Steve Moyer
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I'd like to hear Ron Paul talk about a better health care plan for America. He is a doctor.

Steve Moyer
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We need a new economic system. This one is obviously dysfunctional.

Orlando Cortez
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Roosevelt fabricated the great depression

Christopher Chamberlain
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If we want to go to war to steal oil, Let Exxon flip the bill for the war.

Gregor Hast
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The War Machine needs to be oiled, because I guess in Venezuela and Iran isn't a Rothschild Central bank yet. The Globalists are greedy!

Gregor Hast
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The Globalists don't care about the Middle Class, because it's their main goal to destroy them indeed.

Cynthia Klenk
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"War is a Racket" General Smedley S. Butler, USMC, (Deceased) awarded 2 Congressional medals of Honor.

Gary S. Seth
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Corruption , What the Money Stream Media fails to address is that money/power corruption entitles much more than was available historically .
Today , a person of even moderate wealth can have more than the Kings and Industrial Barons of a hundred years ago . I could illustrate endlessly , suffice to say that Money can now buy life itself – decades worth in quality and quantity.

ChiliMcFly1
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All this might be OK if your primary income comes from 'DONATIONS' .

Happy Times
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Looks like Trump is going to grant George H W Bushe's wish that we need a $100 billion dollar Military Industrial Complex so they can continue slaughtering their way around the globe. To think that American men & women grow up with the goal & desire to kill another for another. The American Dream certainly has changed.

fazole
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Excellent report, and major praise for Dr. Paul for taking on the huge brainwashing of the masses by using patriotism to justify endless wars and endless expansion of military spending! That takes guts. The military has become a new caste-system in the US, by rewarding enlistees with subsidized college education,or training, preferential hiring across private and govt. jobs, and of course access to lucrative govt. contractor work; especially if u have a security clearance. I am not bashing the military or service personnel, but the US is a corporatist, imperialist, war mongering country that is still stuck in cold war… Read more »

Gem Girlla
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Thank you! Americans need to wake up!

Patricia M
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Thank you for your service. Very, very hard for military personnel to admit that their hearts and minds have been severely abused so they cooperate in a fake war narrative. 9/11 was an inside job.

We never wanted Tyranny
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And we wonder why people hate us!! Can’t we just have a world with peace and love accept one another for what we love and believe in. Give and help one another. Have consideration and kindness?? Why all this war and hatred?? I wonder what life would be like if there was no power!!! Everyone was disarmed. I mean every country was not allowed to have a military.. they couldn’t invade they couldn’t engage with another country’s politics and government wasn’t allowed to reach a certain amount of people.. everyone had to farm and barter.. learn and teach one another..… Read more »