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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

View PostLittleSouth, on 04 December 2012 - 09:13 PM, said:

i don't think you could say that that would be a good thing though.
What? A Cold War existing? No, it isn't a good thing. But that's irrelevant to the point.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

View PostTravis, on 04 December 2012 - 09:13 PM, said:

What? A Cold War existing? No, it isn't a good thing. But that's irrelevant to the point.
what point, cutting the military budget?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

View PostLittleSouth, on 04 December 2012 - 09:15 PM, said:

what point, cutting the military budget?
Yes, that's the point. A cold war existing is a shame, but not a reason to continue spending $700 billion when it isn't needed.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

View PostTravis, on 04 December 2012 - 09:16 PM, said:

Yes, that's the point. A cold war existing is a shame, but not a reason to continue spending $700 billion when it isn't needed.

Especially when a lot of that budget is spent on stuff out of Starship Troopers that is just going to be cancelled anyways.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

View PostTravis, on 04 December 2012 - 09:16 PM, said:

Yes, that's the point. A cold war existing is a shame, but not a reason to continue spending $700 billion when it isn't needed.
you could also just cut medicare, and other social programs.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

View PostLittleSouth, on 04 December 2012 - 09:18 PM, said:

you could also just cut medicare, and other social programs.
Those actually have a use. The $700 billion does not.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

View PostTravis, on 04 December 2012 - 09:18 PM, said:

Those actually have a use. The $700 billion does not.
that's where you and i disagree.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

View PostLittleSouth, on 04 December 2012 - 09:20 PM, said:

that's where you and i disagree.
You're entitled to your opinion.


But not your own facts.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

View PostTravis, on 04 December 2012 - 09:20 PM, said:

You're entitled to your opinion.


But not your own facts.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

View PostLittleSouth, on 04 December 2012 - 09:21 PM, said:

and you as well
Sure. Thankfully, my opinion is based on the real world and on facts.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

just not sure what facts your talking about.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

View PostLittleSouth, on 04 December 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

just not sure what facts your talking about.
Real world ones. You know, outside?


The military's budget has no use. Even if it were to be cut in half, it would still have enough money to outspend the next military by a factor of 3:1. This is a fact.

The social programs have a use. They are used to increase the standards of living, to decrease poverty, to increase life expectancies,  and provide an overall more pleasant life to the citizens of the nation.


You can disagree based on your opinion, but these are objective facts.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

View PostTravis, on 04 December 2012 - 09:25 PM, said:

The military's budget has no use. Even if it were to be cut in half, it would still have enough money to outspend the next military by a factor of 3:1. This is a fact.

Yes, but would we still outspend the entire world 2:1? I think not!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

View PostTheEvanCat, on 04 December 2012 - 09:27 PM, said:

Yes, but would we still outspend the entire world 2:1? I think not!
It is actually currently 1:1 (you know, 50% :P), but even 0.5:1 is absurd for one country. It's over 1:1 if you include the USA's allies, of course.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

View PostTravis, on 04 December 2012 - 09:28 PM, said:

It is actually currently 1:1 (you know, 50% Posted Image)

Dude, I'm sick today and I can't focus. You know what I mean.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

View PostLittleSouth, on 04 December 2012 - 09:18 PM, said:

you could also just cut medicare, and other social programs.

So we should cut programs that actually improve people's lives rather than cut the defense budget which is wasting hundreds of billions, helping ruin our economy, and destroying lives? How does that seem sensisble in any way?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

View PostNerevar, on 04 December 2012 - 09:45 PM, said:

So we should cut programs that actually improve people's lives rather than cut the defense budget which is wasting hundreds of billions, helping ruin our economy, and destroying lives? How does that seem sensisble in any way?
It doesn't make sense.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

View PostNerevar, on 04 December 2012 - 09:45 PM, said:

So we should cut programs that actually improve people's lives rather than cut the defense budget which is wasting hundreds of billions, helping ruin our economy, and destroying lives? How does that seem sensisble in any way?
Are you saying the DoD does not improve people's lives? where is your evidence that the DoD is wasting so much money?

View PostTravis, on 04 December 2012 - 09:25 PM, said:

Real world ones. You know, outside?


The military's budget has no use. Even if it were to be cut in half, it would still have enough money to outspend the next military by a factor of 3:1. This is a fact.

The social programs have a use. They are used to increase the standards of living, to decrease poverty, to increase life expectancies,  and provide an overall more pleasant life to the citizens of the nation.


You can disagree based on your opinion, but these are objective facts.
Medicare wastes absurd amounts of money.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

View PostLittleSouth, on 04 December 2012 - 10:09 PM, said:

Medicare wastes absurd amounts of money.
Ignoring the fact that you haven't provided any sources, that is irrelevant to my point. Medicare has a use. The DoD currently does not.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

View PostLittleSouth, on 04 December 2012 - 10:06 PM, said:

Are you saying the DoD does not improve people's lives?
Since when does the DoD have anything to worry about, really?
Do you think Iran is going to plan a full scale invasion of the US? Or China?
Because they won't, the first option is basically suicide and the second is irrelevant because China and The US depend on each other.
Cut the Military budget and use it on Healthcare, NASA and Education something your country needs, not to make sure a nonexistent threat will destroy your home.

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