If Spending is Stimulative. Why do Liberals always want to cut Defense?

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    Libs are always saying we need to cut defense spending, Yet they also say the Government can create Jobs and Stimulate the Economy with spending.

    Well, What is Defense spending? Sure some of it is paying the troops, and other stuff, However the single Biggest portion of Defense spending. Is spent on Things, Things like Bullets, Bombs, Planes, and Trucks, Armor Upgrades, MRE's, Etc Etc. The Vast Majority of these things are supplied by US defense contracting Companies, that Employe Literally Hundreds of thousands of American Workers.

    If Spending Federal Dollars to Build a road is "Stimulative" Then it is damn sure Stimulative when the Government spends money to, Buy Bullets, or Fuel Air Planes, or Build a ship, or a plane.

    Hell if you want to get real Technical even the Money they spend paying the troops, is stimulative. I mean didn't they tell us Food Stamps and Unemployment are stimulative? If those things are, then surely a GI's Pay check is as well.

    So why do Liberals want to cause the Lay Offs of Thousands of American workers, in US defense Contracting Companies?
     
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    They claim that WWII spending got us out of the depression, yet whine and cry about spending a bazillion dollars on a new joint strike fighter.

    Whatcha gonna do?. :dunno:
     
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    They also claim the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan caused the current economic crisis.
     
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    Yeah, that one is a funny one.

    2 Wars that in total have cost just over 1 Trillion in 10 years are the cause of all of our Problems.

    Liberal Math at it's finest.
     
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    What are conservatives so scared of? They were TOLD about Bin Laden and didn't take it seriously.

    They think weapons and money will keep them "safe". Well the money isn't theirs and they don't know how to use the weapons.

    I hear the super rich are furious with Warren Buffet for suggesting their taxes should be raised.
     
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    Actually, WW2 put back into use all the production we had left fallow during the depression because there was little to no profit to be had thanks to government interference. FDR was hell on wheels for discouraging business, preferring government run solutions, rather than following the Harding/Coolidge model of letting the market take care of itself and getting out of the way.

    Secondly, although the GDP goes up during a war thanks to broken items and expendables used, it really is an overall drain on any economy because it diverts investment from growth into industries that really are only good for fighting a war. The good news is that most of the infrastructure improvements that are created to handle the needs of a war are more than beneficial after the war, thereby creating a post war benefit.

    Thirdly, borrowing must be done to fund any war. It's been this way since feudal lords used to increase taxes on their peasants to fund them and their troops going off to war and keep them well stocked and supplied. Many a war ended quicker because one side hit their debt limit. Then again, borrowing heavily and winning is much preferred over losing. It's also much cheaper than more successful attacks on this nation's soil in the terms of lives AND capital AND morale.
     
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    Military spending is really stimulative, depending on how it's spent. Military R&D can be really good. Funneling money down the drain on out-of-date technology isn't quite so good.
     
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    Your logic leaves me speechless - as usual. Apparently defense spending wasn't too "stimulative" for the Soviet economy. Social Security and other social programs are also "stimulative" - so why do you righties want to cut them?
     
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    You're not expecting clear, rational thought and logic from the left, are you?

    Hey, if a few thousand defense workers are put out of work, that's just...collateral damage.

    Right, USMB lefties?
     
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    And yet if anyone proposes cuts to those other programs, they're accused of hating America. :cuckoo:
     

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