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Response to Tace (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:09 AM

1. Are we a civilized nation, or are we an imperialist country?

 

It seems, if we are to face facts, a war mongering, imperialist country.

We have a fleet of planes the military doesn't want at $150 to almost $200 million, a copy. How many bridges could the money repair/rebuild? How many full time, Living Wage Jobs could that money create, if applied to Main Street? How many public schools could that money fully fund? How many miles of high speed rail, across this country, could that money fund?
The list goes on and on and on. We have plenty of money to blow stuff up and kill innocents in other countries, but we don't have enough to take care of our own in need.

We as a nation have lost our way, that is obvious. But we have too many cheer leaders on both sides of the fence, that refuse to face the facts that our government is not very responsive to the populaces. Our leaders may talk a good game, but the actions needed to correct the wrongs always seem to miss the mark. Even when we seem to win one, now and again, somehow it always has damaging barbs and exceptions in it. But never mind, both sides continue cheer leading for their favorite leader, based mainly on the (D) or the (R) by the name and that is what is important, correct? Thinking not required.
After all, for many politics is only a sports game, where we root for our favorite team, oblivious of the crimes the leaders on both sides are committing against those of us that pay them to lead us. Yea Team!

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