Cut foreign aid, bribery, then the rest

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It seems most of the Republican candidates can talk of savings only by adjusting Social Security payments, Medicaid or Medicare.

I tried not to take on Medicare, but our all-seeing government would not allow that, and I have no objections to this plan if a few other savings plans were done first.

No one seems to talk about the foreign bribes that amount to real money. Bribery is one of the few presidential acts mentioned in our Constitution as cause for impeachment. Of course, this could not happen. Why? The members of the House and Senate are co-conspirators.

Little of this money goes to the people of these countries; it is given to the rulers. If the people of a country have a disaster, we as individuals can donate money. The government has no prerogative to donate our money.

We have wildfires, tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes and earthquakes. Kuwait sent a donation as soon as we saved their nation at huge cost and deaths of our citizens.

Then take the United Nations. We pay about a half-billion dollars a year in dues. We fought their war in Korea. It cost us about 50,000 of our citizens, plus those wounded. I have no idea what the war cost in dollars. We have kept about 35,000 troops there for over 50 years. Now the United Nations wants to cancel our Second Amendment by treaty. NATO is now taking us for a ride.

I say, get rid of these foreign expenses; make something in this country instead of distributing foreign products. If we had a World War II today, we could not clothe the recruits.

Following these feel-good programs, cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. -- but not before.

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WW1949
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WW1949 07/14/11 - 08:16 am
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Bravo to you Mr. Daniel. I

Bravo to you Mr. Daniel. I also say keep our money at home.

Chillen
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Chillen 07/14/11 - 08:35 am
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Mr. Daniel, you are correct

Mr. Daniel, you are correct about keeping our money at home. We are spending countless hundreds of billions of dollars on other nations. Generosity & military police protection is fine (if we have the money). But, we do not, so we should end it all. And quickly.

However, the last time I checked the news feeds, obama was the one who wants to cut social security and medicare. What say you about that? Republicans aren't the only "big, bad guys".

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TrukinRanger 07/14/11 - 09:21 am
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First of all- We need to
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First of all- We need to start winding down all these "wars" we have going on in the world. Bring our troops back home to help rebuild our infrastructure and protect our borders. Then we need to take a look at every dollar going outside of our country. We are giving too much aid to countries that do not have OUR best interest in mind (last time I checked, Israel was the largest recipient of aid). After that we need to re-visit all these free trade agreements that have been imposed on us. Also, this "most favored trade status" we have with China needs to stop! We've made it too cheap to outsource many industries that it is easier to build or buy from overseas. We used to be huge in manufacturing- when was the last time you bought a quality shirt that was actually made in the USA? If I were to try and go with a strictly "Made in the USA" wardrobe.... I might having a pair of socks- and that's it. Lastly, whoever came up with the idea of cutting taxes every year failed to submit a plan to make up the money that was coming in from those taxes. We've had enough cut from schools, law enforcement, etc. Sure, I'd love to pay NO taxes, but when it comes down to it- that's the money our country needs to run. As soon as that is done- impose term and age limits for congress!

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skeptic griggsy 07/14/11 - 05:50 pm
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Pres. Obama desires to
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Pres. Obama desires to improve Social Security and Medicare-Medicaid rather than eviscerate them as the Ayn Rand Republicans desire.

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KSL 07/14/11 - 06:10 pm
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Is that so skeptic? Is that

Is that so skeptic? Is that why Obama's health care plan is taking 500 billion from Medicare, to improve it?

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KSL 07/14/11 - 06:11 pm
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double post

double post

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KSL 07/14/11 - 09:57 pm
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