Trump to Congress: Give Pentagon $54B. I’ll Tell You Why Later

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?

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Hate Trump? You Should Have Voted for Ron Paul

The world needs much more analysis like this. This is excellent. Clear, levelheaded, thoughtful political analysis. And it comes to us from a professor at Cal State Fullerton and in Counter Punch of all places.

I’m sorry folks but you Dems who got so worked up for Hillary were had. She was the war candidate (she said removing Assad was priority number one) and deeply corrupt to boot. You had a chance to steer things in the fight direction with Ron Paul.

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Ron Paul to Trump: Don’t Listen to Neocons!

Don’t need to do this again.

A big hearty AMEN to this! The neocons railed against Rand Paul and then they turned their sights on Donald Trump. No reason the new administration should trust these guys.

Now is a good time for the GOP to make a clean break from the neoconservatives who believe in perpetual war, nation building, and all sorts of big government initiatives on the domestic side. The neocons were originally Dems anyway.

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Congress: Shut Down Government Until the New President Restores the Republic

Some good ideas here. Restoring the Republic should be THE goal.

The author focuses on one area of concern but there are many other areas of policy that deserve the same treatment.

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The Pentagon is just another bloated government agency

This is the truth and sometimes it’s one that it is hard for “conservatives” to come to terms with. The Pentagon is filled to the gills with waste and inefficiency, it is big government.

The military and defense, defense, is enumerated as a role for the government according to the Constitution. But the key word is “defense.”

But even without a purely defensive military there are plenty of areas to cut, starting with the army of civilian employees.

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Why is Russia conducting massive civil defense drills? White House “now considering escalating the US involvement in Syria’s civil war”

Click HERE for a highly detailed and interactive map of the Syrian conflict.

Russia is one of the world’s chief crony capitalist states. China’s probably number one but Russia is right on up there. Of course we live in a global crony system which we should keep in mind, but Putin’s cadre of oligarchs is a particularly nasty club. Or gang. Of course the world is filled with gangs. (It likely will always will be, though some “gangs”

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Sen. Paul aims to block arms deal with ‘frenemy’ Saudi Arabia (VIDEO)

Bret Stephens, the deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal thinks however that we should be “thankful” that the Saudis are fighting “our war” for us in Yemen.

That’s right, Mr. Stephens said Yemen is “our war.” The neocons will never ever learn. Never.

No, the war in Yemen is a fight the Saudis have engaged in because they fear the rise of Shiite forces that could eventually find their way into Saudi Arabia and topple the Saudi Wahhabi regime.

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