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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:36 pm 
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ty-correct

But Hillary gave a speech...if my SS or Medicare is cut, I will be a problem.


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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton called the national debt a “threat to the society” that requires significant cuts to the government’s discretionary spending.

Bolton, speaking Wednesday at an event hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Society in Washington, said he expects U.S. defense spending “to flatten out” in the near term. He said he didn’t anticipate major cuts to entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security.

“It is a fact that when your national debt gets to the level ours is, that it constitutes an economic threat to the society,” Bolton said. “And that kind of threat ultimately has a national security consequence for it.”


Of course he is lying and ALL they will cut is SS and Medicare along with Medicaid and everything else.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:39 pm 
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I have this weird feeling Msr. Bolton lacks the interest to slash the 54% of the pie of discretionary spending that goes to the Pentagon.

Weird how they moan about the debt and wasteful spending, but aren't interested in tackling the biggest, most wasted part of the pie.

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I have this weird feeling Msr. Bolton lacks the interest to slash the 54% of the pie of discretionary spending that goes to the Pentagon.

Weird how they moan about the debt and wasteful spending, but aren't interested in tackling the biggest, most wasted part of the pie.

The set up is done, the taking of our lives is next. They will start by taking our SS and Medicare and food and Medicaid and food assistance and when that isnt enough they will just take us.

For real.

If we are allowed to vote we will take back the House easily and should take the Senate.

If we are allowed to investigate the Nazi's we might save some of us. We MIGHT stop that from happening, but only if all the purists vote for democrats, for starters.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:21 pm 
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I have this weird feeling Msr. Bolton lacks the interest to slash the 54% of the pie of discretionary spending that goes to the Pentagon.

Weird how they moan about the debt and wasteful spending, but aren't interested in tackling the biggest, most wasted part of the pie.

Military spending at the end-of-fiscal-year is a good example of discretionary spending. The military's mindset is "You loose it if you don't use it" so what a unit saves gets spent at the end of the year. Instead of rewarding commanders and resource managers for superior management of their funds they reward them for spending all of their money. Sounds backwards but that's the way the military, and probably a lot of government agencies, think.

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https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/stat ... dget.html/

The military spends a ridiculous amount of its budget on civilian contractors. In 2016, the DoD awarded over $300 billion in defense contracts. $100 billion of that went to just five companies: Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Gruman, and General Dynamics.

If you’re saying “good for them”, you’re right. The CEO’s of those companies took home a combined $100 million in pay that was partly subsidized by your tax dollars. And if you think that all that spending is creating jobs, the evidence doesn’t support that claim.

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In 2011, the University of Massachusetts released a study by economists that showed that defense spending is the worst at creating jobs. If we were to spend that much money on infrastructure, health care or any other area of purview that the government has, we would create twice as many jobs. If you want more jobs and therefore a stronger economy, defense spending might not be the best way to do it.

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Some people appear to believe this bloated military spending is great for jobs and the economy.

Those people are wrong. It could be more efficiently utilized elsewhere.

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Bolton is a threat to the U.S. and should be treated as such. Another so-called expert who doesn’t really understand a damn thing.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:46 am 
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Someone should ask John Bolton if he supports the proposed Trump tax cuts 2.0 for that
would almost certainly blow a huge hole in the budget to be addressed by major cuts
in social security, medicaid and medicare.


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