Re: We Have No Money -- Except For Wars
- From: Tiglath <temp6@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 14:22:11 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 8, 5:01 pm, David Friedman <d...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Tiglath <te...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Yes folks this superpower has max-out all credit cards, and now it has
to tighten its belt hard.
We have no money for Planned Parenthood (foremost "waste" in
We have no money for health care or retirement.
Have you looked at the level of health care spending in the U.S.? The
one respect in which we are clearly doing worse (or better, depending on
your view of the matter) than other developed countries is the amount we
Sorry, but until we have governement provided free health care for all
there is no such thing as American exceptionalism.
If there is ONE thing that merits to be non-profit is taking care our
Little countries that had their spot in the sun centuries ago and with
much younger democracies have it. What is so hard to understand in
the frase "homeland security" that causes Americans to think it
excludes our health. What's the difference if your heart gets ripped
by ball bearings from an an Al-Qaeda bomb or crushed by a lung
Get some perspective into the White House, bomb Congress.
Forget about the arts. (What madman said, if you have only one loaf
of bread, sell half and buy flowers).
And arts can only prosper when paid for by taxes?
They prosper less when not.
Medical R&D gotta be trimmed too, sorry boomers, Alzheimer is coming
to a neighborhood very near you.
But don't EVEN think about cutting anything at the Pentagon.
Actually, most proposals seem to involve cutting something from the
military budget, although not very much.
I wonder why... after all our "defense" system is bigger than that of
all the other nations combined. What are we so afraid of, Mars
Any company with an administrative department like our government,
would join the Titanic in no time, and here we are still sending our
taxes in for these jerks to burn.
Wake up people and RUN, don't walk to Tahrir Square.
And discover that half the people protesting want to cut or eliminate
the very programs that other half insist on keeping or expanding.
Thank political parties if that is true.
Today is a shining example of what comes first for Congress party or
Given what you just said about the government, why are you so confident
that the best way to get arts, medical progress, et. al. is for the
government to fund them?
If starting from scratch I would not, but contributions from taxpayers
help much in the current system. National Public Radio is a good
asset and... SLASH!
I believe Robert Hutchins was right. Each field in art, sciences,
etc., should train its own, and universities should provide only
education instead of training.
Metal casting is best learned in a foundry, not in some academic
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