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Obamacare's Other Shoe
| Mark Steyn
Posted on 01/11/2013 3:15:22 PM PST by qaz123
If you had buttonholed me in the Senate mens room circa 2003 and told me that a decade hence Joe Biden would be Americas vice president, John Kerry secretary of state, and Chuck Hagel secretary of defense, Id have laughed and waited for the punch line: The Leahy administration? President Lautenberg? Celebrate lack of diversity! But even in the republics descent into a Blowhardocracy staffed by a Zombie House of Lords, there are distinctions to be drawn.
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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; dod; hagel; obama; steyn
Yes, there is a ton of bloat in the military budget. But, that's what you get when you transform it from a fighting force into another form of welfare. There are great people all over the military, but for those on this forum that have served, you all know what an entitlement system it has become.
What enabled Great Britain and so many other European nations to be able to spend their money on social programs and not their defense, was the fact that there were US military bases EVERYWHERE. When you know that the most incredible military machine is going to protect you and it won't cost you a dime, you have the luxury of spending your money on other things.
posted on 01/11/2013 3:15:25 PM PST
posted on 01/11/2013 3:38:35 PM PST
(My heroes have always been cowboys)
But even in the republics descent into a Blowhardocracy staffed by a Zombie House of Lords,...
Mark Steyn's way with words is unsurpassed.
posted on 01/11/2013 3:50:36 PM PST
(Who is John Galt?)
When are they going to put “moobs” into the Oxford English Dictionary?
posted on 01/11/2013 4:42:41 PM PST
LOL Has ‘manssiere’ made it yet?
posted on 01/11/2013 4:45:56 PM PST
(Who is John Galt?)
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