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WARS: Let’s build the future instead

Letter by Rick L. Bolieu, Tacoma on June 20, 2011 at 10:32 am with 24 Comments »
June 20, 2011 10:32 am

Re: “Let’s examine our priorities (letter, 6-17).

The writer hits the nail squarely on the head. Our priorities definitely need to be rethought. The battles at home should be taken care of before the many wars around the world.

We need to make sure the health and education of our children is addressed now. The billions spent on war could be spent on infrastructure that will last far into the future. Let’s make the future something good for the kids.

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  1. Every dollar spent at home is a dollar well spent.

  2. Pecksbadboy says:

    Thank you Rick,well stated.

    The idiot Blackwater and GE owners will say we are protecting America here, by going “Over There” but ,that has not been the case since 1941.

    Only one party has turned us into an offensive war policy country.

  3. redneckbuck says:

    Selective memory there Pecks

  4. GHTaxPayer says:

    The Democrat war-monger Obama has now put us into 4 wars and refuses to get Congressional approval – something he was against when it was George Bush at the helm.

    Until the Democrats decide to stop sending all our money abroad for imported oil and imported goods, our debt problems will continue.

    With a super-majority in Congress, Senate and White House you would think that the Dems would have done something to spur new oil well production, balance our trade with China, and bring our troops home. But they did none of these things, in fact quite the opposite as Obama has drastically increased overseas troop deployment and has blocked any new oil well drilling (while offering billions to Brazil for their oil drilling).

    It is quite clear that we need a Blanced Budget Amendment and more Tea Party candidates in office to bring some fiscal and policy sanity back to Washington DC.

  5. More nonsense from ghtax….!!! Learn your history if you want to make a valid point.

  6. GHTaxPayer says:

    More smokescreens from Publico. EVERYTHING in my post is true and everyone knows it.

    Which is why the GOP won in an onslaught last November and why in latest Gallup poll 78% of Americans want us out of Afghan and ALL other mideast conflicts.

  7. “GHTaxPayer says:
    June 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    The Democrat war-monger Obama has now put us into 4 wars”

    Oh how they LOVE to misrepresent the truth,

  8. “With a super-majority in Congress, Senate and White House you would think that the Dems would have done something to spur new oil well production,”

    When did the Dems have a super majority in The House, Senate and Administration?

  9. From Politicfact –

    “Michele Bachmann said: “One. That’s the number of new drilling permits under the Obama administration since they came into office.”

    It’s not even close, and the claim is ridiculously false. Pants-On-Fire.

  10. G_H_T,
    Nothing in your post is true, and the only ones who don’t know that are the right wing somnambulate zombie base.

  11. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Infrastructure projects went the way of the fictitious “shovel -ready jobs” !! I can’t think of one item accomplished by our benevolent marxist/socialist “OH-Bummer”!!

  12. GHT says, “Obama” … “has blocked any new oil well drilling (while offering billions to Brazil for their oil drilling).”

    N.D. is only one of several states that have greatly increased oil production since Obama took office. N.D. has about 5300 producing oil wells and about 2000 of those have come on line since Obama took office. There were 650 new wells in 2010, and new wells are being drilled at such an accelerated pace that another 2000 new wells are expected by the end of 2011.

    N.D. is expected to surpass both Alaska and Texas in oil production in a couple more years.

    “Blocked any new oil drilling”, GHT says. What a joke! But passing on lies is the penalty you pay for listening to Drudge, Limbaugh & Fox.

  13. Roncella says:

    Yes, the liberals and progressives would like to totally disarm America. They then would use the money for every concievable social program they could dream up.

    They do not really live in the real World. Most of them live in a world of make believe.

    They care more and have feelings for so many causes. They want to support their special programs and social programs on the backs of all the Tax Payers who are working hard just to meet all their expenses.

    The Best Military Money can buy is the only way to keep America strong and safe against the terrorists and others who want to destroy America any way they can.

  14. slugoxyz says:

    The “idiots” at Blackwater and GM are probably right. Pecks likes to call people names but doesn’t really push a point forward. While some of the right wing people here espouse garbage, at least they are making a point. All you’re doing it throwing mud. So who is the idiot really?

    With the ability to stay within their own region, Islamic extremists can find Americans to kill right in Iraq or Afghanistan. Since we have been relatively safe here in America, there have only been a few extremists that have attempted to strike us here in our home. Thankfully to good intelligence and excellent police work (both local and Federal), we have been safe (for the most part). So, when you (Pecks) say that this has not been the case since 1941, what do you have to back that up…besides some insult? I think it is fairly evident that our heroic men and women in uniform are taking the fight to the Jihadists and putting their hand in the bees nest rather than allowing the swarm to come here. You should be more thankful. But then again, you should probably be more educated first. Who got us into Vietnam? That was pretty offensive (B-52s are not a defensive weapon) and I’m pretty sure JFK was a serious Democrat. So, you see Pecks? I can make a point and insult you. Isn’t that the way it ought to be?

  15. “Roncella says:
    June 21, 2011 at 10:01 am
    Yes, the liberals and progressives would like to totally disarm America. They then would use the money for every concievable social program they could dream up.

    Another falsehood. Most of us just ask to downsize the military by 60% and we’d STILL have the largest in the world. Try an accurate statement once in awhile

  16. “Who got us into Vietnam?”
    The Vietnam War was a Cold War era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

    It would appear Eisenhower, athough “military advisors were sent there in 1950″

  17. Roncella says:

    KARDNOS, very good at side stepping comments that high lite the many short comings of so many liberal/progressive thoughts.

    They really don’t want to disarm America totally, no of course not, just 60% worth, Oh Yea, you betcha ..

  18. alindasue says:

    Roncella said, “They really don’t want to disarm America totally, no of course not, just 60% worth, Oh Yea, you betcha ..”

    There’s a difference between disarming America and just not adding to our already extensive stockpile of weapons. We can cut the weapons research and development budget by 60% or more and still have more than enough weapons to waste our financial resources and, more importantly, soldiers’ lives on fighting in the latest foreign civil war that our leaders have decided to take sides in for the sake of “national security”.

  19. alindasue says:

    KARDNOS said, “Another falsehood. Most of us just ask to downsize the military by 60% and we’d STILL have the largest in the world. Try an accurate statement once in awhile”

    I assume you mean the overall military budget, or are you also talking about reducing the number of people in the military?

  20. LarryFine says:

    “Every dollar spent at home is a dollar well spent.”

    Really?

  21. alindasue – I’m speaking of funding, but I’m thinking that bodies would have to be reduced also, which would add to unemployment, as is usual in post war.

    Roncella…..60% reduction in funding for the Defense Department would still make the US spending the highest in the world. Try looking up a fact now and then.

  22. Here, Roncella….take it from the Conservative Heritage Foundation:

    http://blog.heritage.org/2010/04/05/how-does-u-s-defense-spending-compare-with-other-countries/

    40% of the US budget would still be 4 times China’s budget.

  23. alindasue says:

    KARDNOS said, “alindasue – I’m speaking of funding, but I’m thinking that bodies would have to be reduced also, which would add to unemployment, as is usual in post war.”

    I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people say that wars were good for taking the country out of an economic slump, but always the “increased employment” is temporary and the country thrust into further debt by the war costs…

  24. Peks –
    Uhhh, GE owners/CEO ( Mr. Imelt ) doesn’t appear to be a “right-wing conservative” as he sits laughing at imaginary shovel-ready non-jobs with your hero “H”.
    Obama and Imelt think it’s a funny little miscalculation apparently worthy of humor.
    Those are your models?
    You want to tax the rich?
    You don’t like war?
    You despise the military industrial complex?
    You don’t like offshoring jobs to China?
    Why not inquire a comment of explanation from Barak’s best buddy, Jeffrey?

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