Military funding could be slashed by $1 trillion

Congressmen Ron Paul and Barney Frank are sending a letter to US President Barack Obama with a proposal to cut the military budget by a trillion dollars. As the economy and the budget deficit continues to worsen, it seems that this is a very logical place to start cutting out funds. Paul Craig Roberts says that while passing this initiative would be great, he is skeptical that it will pass because Congress would lose too much campaign money.

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harveybirdmannequin
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Well the USA is already broke and if you haven't notice, the USA has been selling a lot of weapons (some of it high tech) to other countries lately including their fake war enemies in Vietnam.
This is the liquidation of the USA. It's just like the USSR before its collapse. The USSR was selling arms to pretty much anyone. That's why you see so many AK-47's and all sorts of other old Soviet tech in the poorer countries.
The similarities between the USA and USSR collapse are uncanny.

Dragon Butt
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One trillion? We could cut that by sticking with what we have instead of constantly developing projects that go nowhere (but get millions in funding). Follow what the russians do. UPGRADE on what you have.

Decomissioning an aircraft carrier or two wouldn't hurt.

Dragon Butt
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You'd have to completely redesign our military into a self defence force (new weapons and technology designed for the defensive over an offensive).

Yeah, we're just gonna sell a supercarrier… what other country could afford a multi-billion dollar machine?

fonkymaster
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Military spending could be slashed, period.

RON PAUL!

J Lennon
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@mcap52

9/11 was an Intelligence operation by the PNAC Neocon forces P. C. Roberts Mentioned. So far they got away with the murder of Thousands Americans and Million of Muslims.

And the main proof is : They say Building 7 Came down due to FIRE!

planetoperator
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i've heard amazing numbers on what the true u.s. national debt is… highest being 200 trillion dollars ..who is so wealthy that the u.s. owes them that much?
if all countries are in such a debt crisis world wide, why don't all countries just default and zero out all world debt. everyone start where they are from zero and the whole world will grow and all starving will be fed. fuck the top rats

Dragon Butt
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That falls under self defence force, which we simply dont do.
We did it at one point, then pearl harbor happened >.<

rjbonacolta
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Just cut the 2.5 trillion dollars that they can't actually account for, seriously look it up, they don't know where 2.5 trillion dollars went!

rjbonacolta
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@mcap52 Actually if you look at the real figures, spending has never actually gone down since 45. And the lack of military had nothing to do with 9/11 it was because a right wing president ignored a threat to our security which that liberal tried to bomb out of existence and Reagan funded and supplied.

OGdank13
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@metorphoric amen bro

gringodeltoro1
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You guys, go back to the slingshot !

gringodeltoro1
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@rjbonacolta Area 51, black project, secret weapon technologies,…. why don't they ever speak about area 51, and all those secret bases underground? Let's find out !

campaign4liberty
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Ron Paul 2012

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centurion180ad
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These wars are WAR CRIMES and CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.

Anyone party to their initiation or continuation ought to be in prison!

The Mirror likes Me
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The us has to cut its spending on the nato budget, let the other countries in nato pay instead of having america pay the majority of the budget, america has to stop giving foreign aid to india,china and a few other countries who are becoming economic powers in the world

Nav S
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Isn't this why the soviet union collapsed? Every ruble they printed went towards making weapons, and they had no economic development.

toyrunner87
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Remember when the good of the nation and not Campaign Donations were the reason you made decisions in government? Sadly, Neither do I…Maybe our grandparents would have.

Person514cs
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social programs are already paid for by the pay roll tax. military is not paid by anyone. its completely discretionary. And its more than 50% of discretionary spending.