Tom Clancy: What we could do with 6.8 billion dollars a week |

Tom Clancy: What we could do with 6.8 billion dollars a week

Tom Clancy

To those who complain about taxes, deficits, government spending, cut school funding, eliminate Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and not pay taxes and elect Tea Party types:

What do you think about your tax dollars going to the circus in Iraq and Afghanistan at the tune of $6.8 billion a week That’s the official figure that the government releases, but you can be sure it’s a lot more than that.

Don’t tell me this is patriotism and wanting to kill the terrorists in the region and we must win. That is just bull; it will never happen. The government knows this, but they are caught between a rock and a hard place and can’t get out. It’s Vietnam all over again without the draft, but if we still had the draft you can be sure most Americans would not stand for this circus and we would be out of there ASAP.

We will now hear from those who want to wave the flag, pretend to be patriotic which is easy to do if you and your children are not subject to the draft. Out of sight, out of mind, isn’t that nice.

Just imagine what we could do with $6.8 billion a week towards the deficit, not to mention also cutting the bloated military budget and, more important than that, stop killing our soldiers and other innocent people in the region.

It’s time to smarten up, stop kidding yourselves and get real. Electing radical candidates in the hope that they will solve your issues that Fox News told you about, is nonsense. Such candidates will have no effect in Congress; you have to blend in with the system to have any influence on what happens and when they blend in you’ll be disappointed.

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