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Outrage- It's unbelievable, the nerve of the politicians expressing the importance of stopping our young people from bullying each other, while they get on TV and Radio tearing down each other and even calling the President a liar. This is big bullies telling little bullies not to be bullies...get real!
I am a DOD contractor. If you want to see where the money is going, visit any base across the US or overseas. In GTMO there are more dump trucks than people. This money should be spent on preserving the assets we already have and not building new ones. 10% of the US economy is lost to corrosion. Let's address that and maybe spend less. Just thoughts from an engineer. The way stuff is run is kind of like buying a new car every three months instead of giving it an oil change; not sustainable in my books.
While we are at it, why not institute a user fee on Medicare. Maybe then the seniors in Florida sitting in houses I could never hope to afford would look at their statements and thereby reduce fraud. We all have to take a part in this.
These are simple solutions, I'm a simple guy. Why can't they get it right in Washington?
It's not that unclear...
We would __OFFICIALLY__ lose our status as the world's largest superpower.
But that's not the end of the world; it's not Armageddon. And besides, it's NOT going to HAPPEN.
Amendment XIV guarantees this. Our President has something in his back pocket; it's called "Executive Privilege" __pro_bono_publico__ (Latin).
The NEXUS of the matter is that he does not _want_ to use it; he _wants_ Congress to DO THEIR JOB !
Keep that in mind as August 2nd approaches...