Who is for cutting the US defense budget?

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Should the US reduce the defense budget?

  1. Yes - its way too large when compared to other countries

    27 vote(s)
    81.8%
  2. No - we need the best defense w/o worrying about cost

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. No comment

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  1. kyzr
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    Just a thought that the US spends more on defense than the next 10 militaries combined. With SS & Medicare going broke, and the budget deficit so large, we may need to reduce the military budget until we get a surplus.

    IMHO the US should not bear the expense of a world-class military when the other countries elect to spend resources on socialist programs instead of defense. Its time to balance the military spending and social programs more evenly.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures
     
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    Why do you hate America and want terrorists to win? :lol:
     
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    I put yes, even though I wouldn't consider what other nations spend on their defense as being relevant to my beliefs.
     
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    Totally on board with it.

    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could still be carried out (not that I'm in favor of that...just sayin') while still reducing DoD spending, if we started closing bases around the globe that have outlived their military usefulness.
     
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    Wow, all yes votes. No Neo-Cons must have seen this yet.

    I know the Libertarians will say yes.
     
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    I'm all for it, start by closing all over seas bases, and moth balling at least 2 super carriers.
     
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    Word, that's the best way to start.

    Holy shit we agree on something. LOL.
     
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    Really, the carriers?

    I'm not so sure about that. Carriers are an excellent way to keep our power mobile.
     
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    I don't cherry pick where I'd drastically cut gubmint.

    Some call it "principle" and "consistency".
     
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    LOL, well you are a Libertarian, after all.
     

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