China Agrees With The Democrats

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    We spend too much on defense....


    China says US spends too much on military


    BEIJING (AP) — The United States is spending too much on its military in light of its recent economic troubles, China's top general said Monday while playing down his country's own military capabilities.

    The chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army, Chen Bingde, told reporters that he thought the U.S. should cut back on defense spending for the sake of its taxpayers. He was speaking during a joint news conference in which he traded barbs with visiting U.S. counterpart Adm. Mike Mullen.

    "I know the U.S. is still recovering from the financial crisis," Chen said. "Under such circumstances, it is still spending a lot of money on its military and isn't that placing too much pressure on the taxpayers?"

    "If the U.S. could reduce its military spending a bit and spend more on improving the livelihood of the American people ... wouldn't that be a better scenario?" he said.

    The visit by Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is the first of its kind in four years. Mullen and Chen are trying to upgrade military-to-military ties after setbacks over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, cyberattacks traced to China and concern about Beijing's military plans.

    Chen made a similar trip to the U.S. in May as part of efforts to improve often frosty relations between the two militaries, especially as the economies of the countries become more codependent.

    The world's two biggest economies frequently clash over financial issues, such as Beijing's resistance to exchange rate reforms and the ballooning U.S. trade deficit with China. Such issues are not usually at the forefront of military to military talks, though both sides chide each other for their defense spending.

    China's military budget of $95 billion this year is the world's second-highest after Washington's planned $650 billion in defense spending.

    Chen said China remains more than two decades behind the U.S. in terms of military technology and Beijing still needs to upgrade by adding new hardware such as aircraft carriers


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    Of course they do. They surely don't want the USA to have a strong military. It's kind of like Joe Fraizer telling Ali he works out to much befor a fight.
     
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    Its good to know The Dems and China have the same goal.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Exactly. America needs to spend less on defense and more on crap made in China.
     
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    To be prosperous?

    Yeah..I am down with that.

    You been to China lately?
     
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    Oh yea, They've made us real prosperous. Of course they did make China more prosperous with all that borrowed stimulus debt.
     
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    No.

    America needs to spend less on defense and more on infrastructure, science, education, research and space exploration.

    We are at the point where this country can destroy the biosphere on the earth several times over and can invade 2 countries, simultaneously. We spend more money on the military (I'd hardly call it defense) then the top militaries of the world, combined. We have bases all over the world. What other country has bases all over the world?

    And with all that spending..what the fuck are we expecting to "defend" against? The Death Star?
     
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    Well, the Dems do seem to be the darlings of the antiquated Communist movement.
     
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    They have made themselves prosperous.

    Catch up.
     
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    Reagan beat the USSR so badly he left the Communist no choice but to complete their takeover of the Dem Party, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary
     
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