"Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism."

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    So tweeted Representative Paul Broun MD (R-GA) from his office during the SOTU...telling it like it is...

     
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    poor insane whining eagle.
     
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    More scare speech about what WILL happen. And people still fall for it. Amazing.
     
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    What is the difference between 'investing' and 'spending' in Government-Speak?
     
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    good morning jelly head...

    do you own your electric car yet.....? :lol:
     
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    Honestly, not much. But it is true that military spending in the form of wartime spending, pushes to develop new technologies, or programs like the space race drive innovation in the USA. An insane number of the products we use today have roots in military spending.

    I've said for a long time that if the military were handed the mandate to build a modern military that could defend this nation in the event that we were cut off from foreign oil that they'd pull it off. And the inovation necessary to build tanks, boats, and planes that could run on limited/no oil would completely change the game here at home.
     
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    It's really surprising that those that cry out against "socialism" think military spending is somehow "sacred". It's not. It's a very big form of socialism. In fact, the United States Constitution is in part..socialism. There are articles and clauses that are socialism.

    And I notice in the Republican responses..they focus on national defense (socialism) and breeze right over general welfare (socialism).
     
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    So you also think our allies and us united against a common enemy is a form of "socialism"....? you libs really know how to twist things...
     
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    You are mixing statecraft and socialism..and now talk about "twisting things"?

    Amazing! :lol:
     
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    That's because National Defense is a power remitted to the Federal Government in the Constitution. General Welfare is not.

    And, FYI: I have argued for more control over Government funded Military R&D projects and would happily support better oversight on excessive spending by contractors. Where I draw the line is anything that damages the effectiveness and safety of our front line troops.
     

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