Top Spenders. Time for cuts?

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    We spend more on defense than any nation, here is a list of the top five spenders in 2009 in U.S. Dollars:

    U.S...............$663 Billion

    China............$99 Billion

    UK................$69 Billion

    France...........$67 Billion

    Russian..........$61 Billion
     
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    the Chinese figure is low balled and we are contracting at the same time they are increasing. So the net effect is doubled in some cases.

    the real yardstick in my humble opinion is-

    china 250, US 400...and that lead will shrink.


    the rest? I don't care, because they don't.
     
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    Defense cuts are long overdue.

    Remember Eisenhower's Great Equation?

    Here's the deal: A nation that defends everything defends nothing. That's what America has been trying to do for decades. America needs a complete reevaluation of U.S. foreign policy. We can make huge cuts by getting our 'noses' out of other people's business. That's what we need to focus on.
     
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    And we defend how many other countries? How much does the UN spend for us?
     
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    Your opinion? LMAO. Thanks so much for sharing with us, your opinion is so ... ah ... um... 'thought' provoking.
     
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    We defend too many others, and fail to protect our own borders. The UN serves a noble purpose, like all organized human activity, it has its problems but the world is a better place for its existence.
     

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