GOVT WASTE: Why are US Marines fighting drug dealers in Nicaragua???? Tea Party??

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    Tea Party folks: Is this govt waste, or not? 200 U.S. Marines join anti-drug effort in Guatemala

    Why is the US military fighting drug dealers in Nicaragua? Intercepting drug boats, like how Miami PD does.

    They are the military. Fighting drugs is NOT war.

    Why is it that we gladly slash domestic police budgets, which fight drugs here, yet, SOME will defend at ALL COST the defense budget...which now is being spent to fight drugs. In Nicaragua??

    So, Romney says cutting defense is "reckless" and indefensable. Well....I think we must have PLENTY of room to cut if we are using Marines to fight freakin' dope dealers in Nicaragua.

    But, SOME are gonna argue that it's a valid cause. Yet, once those drugs make it to our borders, the men and women who fight the same drugs INSIDE our borders...well, they're expendable, and we simply can't afford to pay them any longer. The military, oh no, thats "reckless" to cut. But inside our borders? Hell yeah, slash and burn baby!!!!


    So, is it, or is it not, govt waste to fight dope dealers in a shithold that is not a military threat to us?
     
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    You are a broken record.

    Nobody cares if your locals overpay your firemen and cops or pay them minimum wage.

    That is your problem, and it is your responsibilty to handle it LOCALLY.
     
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    They need to be on OUR BORDER.... not in that shithole Nicaragua.
     
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    So, after a whole day, only 2 people had an opinion on this?

    "SniperFire", so you think it is a good use of taxpayer money to use Marines to do LAW ENFORCEMENT jobs in Nicaragua? We aren't at war with that country. Why the fuck is our us MILITARY, aka, defense dollars, being spent doing cop work in a foreign country?

    Romney says it is "reckless" to even daydream about cutting military spending. WHY? There is waste all over the military and Dept of Defense.

    Why is defense spending such a sacred cow? I thought WE WERE BROKE???

    Why are we still in Germany and Japan? Many of the reservists I worked with at the PD joked about getting "deployed" to non-combat areas, basicallly having a big vacation to rack up govt paychecks, while using per diem to live off of.

    There are HUGE amounts we can cut from defense. Why is the GOP so unwilling to even think about doing so?
     
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    Completely agree. If we can afford to have Marines fighting "side by side" with Nicaraguan police to basically do cop work going after dope dealers....then why cant we have our Marines operating side by side with Miami PD, NYPD, LAPD, and the Mexican border counties to stop it here? Not only would it be for OUR country, but we'd SPEND LESS money on them because they'd be HERE, not deployed, thus eliminating the need for per diem, housing, "combat pay", etc.

    Im sure Romney and "spend less" fanatic Ryan would agree!
     
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    Sorry didn't see this until now. I agree with you bucs90 they have no business being in Nicaragua they need to be on our borders and another thing this "war on drugs" has been a miserable failure and needs to come to an end.
     
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    Exactly right. So I dont get why Romney says that suggesting cuts to defense spending is "reckless". There are huge amounts we could cut from that budget. Time to end all these deployments to non-war zones for military folks who joke about how it's like a mini-vacation: rack up big paychecks while living off per diem in Germany, Japan, S Korea, Norway, Denmark, or whatever other non-war zone they spend 6 months in. Total waste. If we aren't at war with a country, we shouldn't be there. Cut the waste.

    Sure, that means we'll have FAR too many personnel in the military, since we wont have as many places to send them. BUT......oh well, downsize, and let them get jobs in the private sector like the rest of us.

    And yes, the "war on drugs" is a joke, especially weed. Right wingers preach "freedom", but dont like it when other people are free to do stuff right wingers dont like. They want freedom to do what they want, but not for others to do stuff they dont like. BTW, never smoked weed a day in my life, and never would. Just find it to be fucking stupid that people are being jailed, and cops are being killed, to keep a damn plant illegal, when another plant (tobacco) that is just as harmful/harmless is legal, and another plant-like substance, hops, is brewed into a drink that is legal and kills more people than the other two plants combined. A fucking joke.
     
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    You are blaming the Tea Party because Obama sent Marines into another country? Instead of fighting a battle we cannot win, we should legalize drugs and tax them.
     
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    Because we don't want the military doing our policing. That's what banana Republics do, especially when they are run by dictators.
     
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    Well, taking out drug dealers that send drugs to the USA....is a good idea.

    Or maybe your strategy is to let drug dealers and dictators to just rule from Mexico down to tip of Chile, it won't bother us in the USA......not.
     

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