Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What would you do with $700 Billion per year?

Now that it looks like we don't need it to threaten China over Taiwan, it looks like we might have some extra cash to use for, I don't know, something that actually serves a beneficial purpose to this country?

“The Chinese are coming” became the last refuge of war-profiteering scoundrels once the Russians started cutting back dramatically, but this alarm was never plausible. The authoritative quadrennial Defense Department reports have always made clear that China has at most threatened to become a regional power with Taiwan as its focus. Yet that pathetic excuse for the United States's spending as much on its military as do the rest of the world nations combined seemed plausible to most in Congress who voted for massive military appropriations even as our government had to borrow money from the Chinese to cover our deficits.

Then those treacherous Chinese, both the mainland Communists and their feuding Taiwan-based cousins, had to go and ruin a good thing by going way beyond kissing and making up.
Poor Joe Lieberman is going to lose his subs.

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