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Do you know why the US military is so heavily rightwing Republican?

 
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Defense Spending Is Much Greater than You Think: more than $1Trillion a year

The government is currently spending at a rate well in excess of $1 trillion per year for all defense-related purposes. Owing to the financial debacle and the ongoing recession, millions are out of work, millions are losing their homes, and private earnings remain well below their previous peak, but in the military-industrial complex, the gravy train speeds along the track faster and faster.

National Security Outlays in Fiscal Year 2009 (billions of dollars)

Department of Defense 636.5

Department of Energy (nuclear weapons & environ. cleanup) 16.7

Department of State (plus intern. assistance) 36.3

Department of Veterans Affairs 95.5

Department of Homeland Security 51.7

Department of the Treasury (for Military Retirement Fund) 54.9

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (1/2 of total) 9.6

Net interest attributable to past debt-financed defense outlays 126.3

Total 1,027.5

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Re: Do you know why the US military is so heavily rightwing Republican?
You know what I don't get about these commys?
It Fails over & over & over & over again, yet they STILL want to run with it. I'd be more then happy to send him a 1 way ticket to Europe, instead of trying to spread that 'stink' here.
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Yeah I mean just looking up basic US government spending figures would clue everyone in. Oh but wait, the vast majority of tards just listen to the MSM and public school education and shit... oh well... this country is doomed as the rest of us citizens lay down and shit...
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still dont understand why you morons still fight over who is better, democrats n republicans. dont you see that they both have been awful for years but you keep on "voting" them in. they keep screwing us over n yet they stay in power. its time to find a new party that will at least try n help the people of this country n not themselves. i say we at least give them a chance to lead the nation i mean they haven't screwed us over yet
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ok what do you think is what this country needs?
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Hit a nerve, did I?

Personally, I'm a libertarian. However, since there is no libertarian on the presidential ticket, I have to go with the closest thing available - which happens to be the republican ticket. Bottom line - smaller government, increased states rights.
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still dont understand why you morons still fight over who is better, democrats n republicans. dont you see that they both have been awful for years but you keep on "voting" them in. they keep screwing us over n yet they stay in power. its time to find a new party that will at least try n help the people of this country n not themselves. i say we at least give them a chance to lead the nation i mean they haven't screwed us over yet
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ok what do you think is what this country needs?
 Quoting: mrmuffins69


Hit a nerve, did I?

Personally, I'm a libertarian. However, since there is no libertarian on the presidential ticket, I have to go with the closest thing available - which happens to be the republican ticket. Bottom line - smaller government, increased states rights.
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what? first gary johnson n second small gov is good in some area n bad for others. small gov is good for mom n pop shops while its horrible when dealing with banks,wall street
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Re: Do you know why the US military is so heavily rightwing Republican?

As Gore Vidal has shown, "in actual fact, close to 90 percent of the disbursements of the federal government go for what is laughingly known as 'defense.'

"This is how: In 1986, the gross revenue of the government was $794 billion. Of that amount, $294 billion were Social Security contributions, which should be subtracted from the money available to the national security state. That leaves $500 billion. Subsequent budgets show different figures but similar proportions.

"Of the $500 billion, $286 billion went to defense; $12 billion for foreign arms to client states; $8 billion to $9 billion to energy, which means, largely, nuclear weapons; $27 billion for veterans' benefits, the sad and constant reminder of the ongoing empire's recklnesness; and, finally, $142 billion for interest on loans that were spent, over the past forty years, to keep the national security state at war, hot or cold.

"So, of 1986's $500 billion in revenue, $475 billion was spent on National Security business. Of that amount, we will never know how much was 'kicked back' through political action committees and so-called soft money to subsidize candidates and elections. Other federal spending, incidentally, came to $177 billion in 1986 (guarding presidential candidates, cleaning the White House), which was about the size of the deficit, since only $358 billion was collected in taxes."

90% of workers' taxes go to military spending!
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As Gore Vidal has shown, "in actual fact, close to 90 percent of the disbursements of the federal government go for what is laughingly known as 'defense.'

"This is how: In 1986, the gross revenue of the government was $794 billion. Of that amount, $294 billion were Social Security contributions, which should be subtracted from the money available to the national security state. That leaves $500 billion. Subsequent budgets show different figures but similar proportions.

"Of the $500 billion, $286 billion went to defense; $12 billion for foreign arms to client states; $8 billion to $9 billion to energy, which means, largely, nuclear weapons; $27 billion for veterans' benefits, the sad and constant reminder of the ongoing empire's recklnesness; and, finally, $142 billion for interest on loans that were spent, over the past forty years, to keep the national security state at war, hot or cold.

"So, of 1986's $500 billion in revenue, $475 billion was spent on National Security business. Of that amount, we will never know how much was 'kicked back' through political action committees and so-called soft money to subsidize candidates and elections. Other federal spending, incidentally, came to $177 billion in 1986 (guarding presidential candidates, cleaning the White House), which was about the size of the deficit, since only $358 billion was collected in taxes."

90% of workers' taxes go to military spending!

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Now you're citing stats from 1986? Really? Come on, now. Again (just to review), the military receives 19% of the federal budget and 58% of discretionary spending, which comes to 18% of the federal budget. Combined, the military receives 29% of the total federal budget, during a time of war. Am I okay with that? Absolutely.

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Re: Do you know why the US military is so heavily rightwing Republican?

As Gore Vidal has shown, "in actual fact, close to 90 percent of the disbursements of the federal government go for what is laughingly known as 'defense.'

"This is how: In 1986, the gross revenue of the government was $794 billion. Of that amount, $294 billion were Social Security contributions, which should be subtracted from the money available to the national security state. That leaves $500 billion. Subsequent budgets show different figures but similar proportions.

"Of the $500 billion, $286 billion went to defense; $12 billion for foreign arms to client states; $8 billion to $9 billion to energy, which means, largely, nuclear weapons; $27 billion for veterans' benefits, the sad and constant reminder of the ongoing empire's recklnesness; and, finally, $142 billion for interest on loans that were spent, over the past forty years, to keep the national security state at war, hot or cold.

"So, of 1986's $500 billion in revenue, $475 billion was spent on National Security business. Of that amount, we will never know how much was 'kicked back' through political action committees and so-called soft money to subsidize candidates and elections. Other federal spending, incidentally, came to $177 billion in 1986 (guarding presidential candidates, cleaning the White House), which was about the size of the deficit, since only $358 billion was collected in taxes."

90% of workers' taxes go to military spending!

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Now you're citing stats from 1986? Really? Come on, now. Again (just to review), the military receives 19% of the federal budget and 58% of discretionary spending, which comes to 18% of the federal budget. Combined, the military receives 29% of the total federal budget, during a time of war. Am I okay with that? Absolutely.
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only gonna grow since everyone is at each others throats. china/japan, iran/israel, syria/turkey, north korea/south korea
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Re: Do you know why the US military is so heavily rightwing Republican?

As Gore Vidal has shown, "in actual fact, close to 90 percent of the disbursements of the federal government go for what is laughingly known as 'defense.'

"This is how: In 1986, the gross revenue of the government was $794 billion. Of that amount, $294 billion were Social Security contributions, which should be subtracted from the money available to the national security state. That leaves $500 billion. Subsequent budgets show different figures but similar proportions.

"Of the $500 billion, $286 billion went to defense; $12 billion for foreign arms to client states; $8 billion to $9 billion to energy, which means, largely, nuclear weapons; $27 billion for veterans' benefits, the sad and constant reminder of the ongoing empire's recklnesness; and, finally, $142 billion for interest on loans that were spent, over the past forty years, to keep the national security state at war, hot or cold.

"So, of 1986's $500 billion in revenue, $475 billion was spent on National Security business. Of that amount, we will never know how much was 'kicked back' through political action committees and so-called soft money to subsidize candidates and elections. Other federal spending, incidentally, came to $177 billion in 1986 (guarding presidential candidates, cleaning the White House), which was about the size of the deficit, since only $358 billion was collected in taxes."

90% of workers' taxes go to military spending!

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16181617


Now you're citing stats from 1986? Really? Come on, now. Again (just to review), the military receives 19% of the federal budget and 58% of discretionary spending, which comes to 18% of the federal budget. Combined, the military receives 29% of the total federal budget, during a time of war. Am I okay with that? Absolutely.
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I read this in Vidal's book America years ago.
It's an amazing passage that I just found on the net.
I think he's more right than you are but I'll have to study the numbers.
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Re: Do you know why the US military is so heavily rightwing Republican?
still dont understand why you morons still fight over who is better, democrats n republicans. dont you see that they both have been awful for years but you keep on "voting" them in. they keep screwing us over n yet they stay in power. its time to find a new party that will at least try n help the people of this country n not themselves. i say we at least give them a chance to lead the nation i mean they haven't screwed us over yet
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ok what do you think is what this country needs?
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More retarded TV shows! More family guy. pick
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Re: Do you know why the US military is so heavily rightwing Republican?
still dont understand why you morons still fight over who is better, democrats n republicans. dont you see that they both have been awful for years but you keep on "voting" them in. they keep screwing us over n yet they stay in power. its time to find a new party that will at least try n help the people of this country n not themselves. i say we at least give them a chance to lead the nation i mean they haven't screwed us over yet
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ok what do you think is what this country needs?
 Quoting: mrmuffins69


More retarded TV shows! More family guy. pick
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lol dont forget more "reality" shows
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Re: Do you know why the US military is so heavily rightwing Republican?

As Gore Vidal has shown, "in actual fact, close to 90 percent of the disbursements of the federal government go for what is laughingly known as 'defense.'

"This is how: In 1986, the gross revenue of the government was $794 billion. Of that amount, $294 billion were Social Security contributions, which should be subtracted from the money available to the national security state. That leaves $500 billion. Subsequent budgets show different figures but similar proportions.

"Of the $500 billion, $286 billion went to defense; $12 billion for foreign arms to client states; $8 billion to $9 billion to energy, which means, largely, nuclear weapons; $27 billion for veterans' benefits, the sad and constant reminder of the ongoing empire's recklnesness; and, finally, $142 billion for interest on loans that were spent, over the past forty years, to keep the national security state at war, hot or cold.

"So, of 1986's $500 billion in revenue, $475 billion was spent on National Security business. Of that amount, we will never know how much was 'kicked back' through political action committees and so-called soft money to subsidize candidates and elections. Other federal spending, incidentally, came to $177 billion in 1986 (guarding presidential candidates, cleaning the White House), which was about the size of the deficit, since only $358 billion was collected in taxes."

90% of workers' taxes go to military spending!

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16181617


Now you're citing stats from 1986? Really? Come on, now. Again (just to review), the military receives 19% of the federal budget and 58% of discretionary spending, which comes to 18% of the federal budget. Combined, the military receives 29% of the total federal budget, during a time of war. Am I okay with that? Absolutely.
 Quoting: Rising Son


I read this in Vidal's book America years ago.
It's an amazing passage that I just found on the net.
I think he's more right than you are but I'll have to study the numbers.
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Gore Vidal's kissed more boys than I have.
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Re: Do you know why the US military is so heavily rightwing Republican?
Because there are so many military bases in the south.

WHY are there so many military bases in the south, you ask.

Because the North put them there following the Civil War, in order to make it impossible for the nutty, traitorous biblethumpers to attack the United States again.

The South has warped America from the beginning, when they tried to make the nation religious and Christian. and wrote racism into the Constitution.

It's kind of disgusting that in the year 2012 Congress is still dominated by drawling, rightwing, biblethumping SOUTHERN morons screwing up America with their peculiar beliefs.

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I hear what you're saying, and, imo, you make a lot of good points. However, instead of "Republican", it's more accurate to say "conservative". The South has gone back and forth between Republican and Democrat, but one thing has always remained: it's CONSERVATISM.
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Re: Do you know why the US military is so heavily rightwing Republican?
Because there are so many military bases in the south.

WHY are there so many military bases in the south, you ask.

Because the North put them there following the Civil War, in order to make it impossible for the nutty, traitorous biblethumpers to attack the United States again.

The South has warped America from the beginning, when they tried to make the nation religious and Christian. and wrote racism into the Constitution.

It's kind of disgusting that in the year 2012 Congress is still dominated by drawling, rightwing, biblethumping SOUTHERN morons screwing up America with their peculiar beliefs.

soap
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You are right, how about we just take ourselves out of the United States and have our own country, that way you will not have to put up with us. We will be OK, and you can finally have the paradise you want.
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