Every budget has winners and losers. (Hey at least we have a budget.) But the losers for too long have been the American taxpayers. This must change. There is perhaps some – some – hope here. Though that $54 billion for the Pentagon should be given back to the American people.
One of the rules in my family growing up was “never go to a European hospital if it could be avoided.” Not that it mattered much because after the earliest part of my life we never went back to Europe.
No doubt things are better now but my parents had some interesting experiences (to say the least) with the British and Italian health care systems.
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By Ron Paul
It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute. Consider his speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It was reported as “fiery” and “blistering,” but it was also full of contradictions.
In the speech, President Trump correctly pointed out that the last 15 years of US military action in the Middle East has been an almost incomprehensible waste of money – six trillion dollars,
Why do conservatives always fall for the defense spending bit? We should be cutting agencies AND the Pentagon, not expanding the Pentagon.
Conservatives want lower taxes right? Smaller government? Well, the military is BIG government, and often deeply crony to boot.
Necessary? Yes. But at current levels? No.
How about just cuts? Government needs to get smaller on net Mr. President.
Some say the Dems lack broad appeal. This map would indicate that this is correct. It is fair to call the Democrats a regional party at this point. Really the legacy of Obama.
The bad news is we still have Republicans to deal with. And I don’t see much tax slashing going on. They better get with it. Cut taxes. Roll back the state. Reduce crony capitalism. Earn your keep.
The military is big government. Real big. We spend vast vast sums on the military now. What we need is a smaller, less manpower intensive, more specialized, and less expensive military.
Military spending and the Military Industrial Complex is one of the cronyist parts of the government. But “conservatives” always give such spending a pass. They should not.
We love the cuts to other agencies but why not just give it back to the taxpayers whence it came?
The Democrats seem to be completely out there these days. Somewhere circling Saturn. But many Republicans are in outer space too.
Don’t raise taxes, ever. Never ever. Cut taxes and then cut them again and again and again…