As if we have nothing better to do

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    Theres a northeastern community in Oklahoma that has been having serious illnessess and birth defects for years due to the environmental contamination of lead and arsenic mining. It would only cost an extra 4 or 5 million a year for about 5 years to totally clean this area, according to environmental groups, yet our glorious civil servants would rather spend 400 billion plus on a defense budget that is seriously over inflated and other countless millions on little pet projects and studies like this one.

    what a disgusting use of our time and money.
     
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    We are also spending millions of dollars on art that no one wants to buy, courtesy of the NEA. Maybe we could look there for the $20-25 million instead? We are at war.
     
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    I say trim the fat from ALL of the beast, not just the parts that some people don't like.

    example, and don't think that this is just a one time thing, this happens, and still happens on a yearly basis...

    In my 4th year in the USMC stationed at Cherry Point, NC my squadron was having brand new barracks buildings constructed. We were still living in the old ones and we were due to vacate them within 4 months. These old buildings were going to be torn down and removed. Now, with 4 months left to go, our commanding officers ordered us to remove and replace all the floorboard trim from the hallways and the rooms and then paint them all. With 5 buildings for our squadron and at 25,000 dollars a building to do all this, we spent 125k on crap that was going to be destroyed in less than 4 months just so our squadron wouldn't lose any money from their budget for the next year.

    It makes me wonder, out of all the units and all the branches of service, just how much money is wasted because of this.

    Yes, we are at war, but we NEED to be taking care of things for OUR people here in the states, especially if its a result of our own actions. Half of our tax money is budgeted towards the military and how much of that gets wasted like my experience above? Maybe there was something to clinton trying to cut the defense budget after all, eh?
     
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    YAY! Liberman for President!!!

    Who needs to make sure the economy continues rising, lets worry about jelly donuts!! [/sarcasm]
     
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    I agree that we need to take care of our own, perhaps by cutting back on foreign aid and hand outs. Somehow I doubt we spend half the tax money on the military.
     
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    The men have it easier in the big city because we just urinate in the streets when the urge hits us. :D
     
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    Look, folks!!!!! There is considerable money wasted in this country from every political angle. Why don't we get rid of the political angles and start voting for US the U and the S. We're in this worldgame together, aren't we?
     
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    Agreed. Tell that to the big boys in Washington though. Do you think they discussed ways to save money and proper spending at the "Hate Bush event"?

    If they would work together the way they did for a few months after 9/11, this country would be much better off. Watching them sing 'God Bless America' as one solid group was a sight to behold.
     

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