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Bank of England proposes a SIX-YEAR claw-back of executive salaries. I like it. Where is anything similar to that for our own corrupt bankers?
Trump has been running his stupid yap about Putin.Whatever Trump says just go the other way
and you`ll be correct.Trump should stick to things he know something about like divorce,losing
money on casinos and having banks gives him bridge loans to cover his mistakes.
This is why Republicans love war so much.They don`t love it enough to fight in wars.Let the poor do
It seems that much of the disagreement about U.S. military spending is based on an either-or way of thinking. Either we spend this much, or we will put the American people and its interests at great risk. Either we outspend the rest of the developed world by a very large margin, or we will not maintain our global power. Either we spend hundreds of billions of dollars per year on building weapons and defense systems, or people in those industries will lose their jobs and the economy will suffer.
Each one of those facets above could be debated extensively. But it does seem reasonable to suggest that there might be better ways to use some of these tax dollars and especially the talents and skills of those employed in the defense industry. I think it's a shame that we allocate hundereds of billions of dollars each year to build weapons systems that seem to become less and less relevant in this new age of global terrorism, when better intelligence is really the key. Most terrorists groups don't care how many aircraft carriers or B-2 stealth bombers we have. Perhaps some of that money might be better spent by an agency like NASA, whose FY 2013 current budget was at an all-time low of approximately $17 billion (when adjusted for inflation). To put that into perspective, just one B2 stealth bomber costs about $2.1 billion and the war in Iraq cost upwards of $650 billion (in addition to the lives lost and all of the injuries). Imagine what NASA could accomplish if their budget were doubled or tripled, to say $50 billion/year. They could create new technologies that we cannot even conceive of today. This assertion is based largely on the remarkable achievements of the agency since it was founded in 1958. I can think of no other agency that has inspired not only Americans, but many others around the world, to the extent that NASA has. While some defense-related jobs would be lost in this reallocation of tax dollars, many good, high-skilled jobs would be created by NASA and the companies that support them. I would wager that there are plenty of Americans that would rather use their knowlege and skills to push the boundaries of science, technology, and exploration as opposed to designing and building more weapons that the world does not need. Our galaxy is truly an enormous place, and we have just begun to discover what lies outside our own solar system.
This is why their political puppets like McCain and Lindsey Graham promote war !
In 2012 alone, the top 5 corrupt Republican military corporates profits were almost 11 billion dollars !
Their total employment was 542.6 million !
Can you see how CAPITALISM DOESN''T WORK, CAN'T WORK and NEVER EVER WILL WORK !!
It only breeds CAPITALISTIC GREED and WARS, JUST WHAT WE DON'T NEED OR WANT !
They are just some of the causes of Benghazi's the world over under the FALSE GUISE of "INTERNATIONAL MARKETING" that has MADE SLAVES of the American People right in their very own country!
We need to bring the AMerican People's wealth back home where it can provide jobs & pensions for them instead of the WALL STREET ONE-PERCENTERS, their FOREVER VACATIONING CEO'S and their INFILTRATED, "HAND-PICKED" political puppets like McCain & Graham! They are TOTALLY USELESS TO THE TRUE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE! They are destroying the USA because of their OUT OF CONTROL, Uncontrolled Capitalistic Greed !!
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