Monday, June 4, 2012

Senator Lindsey Graham: We're not just broke, we're idiots

OK, so that's a paraphrase.  But not by much.

Railing about the possibility of an 8% Defense Budget cut (which would take us back to 2007 spending levels, when we were fighting two wars, thank you), Senator Graham (R-lunatic) opined,
“The debate on the debt is an opportunity to send the world a signal that we are going to remain the strongest military force in the world,” he said. “We’re saying, ‘We’re going to keep it, and we’re going to make it the No. 1 priority of a broke nation.’  ”
Now we currently spend over 41% of the miltary spending IN THE ENTIRE DAMN WORLD.

If, as Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson has proposed, we cut spending not by 8% but by 43%, and return to 2003 levels, we would still be spending more than China, Great Britain, France, Russia, Japan, and Saudia Arabia combined.

And, by the way, we'd no longer be broke.

Insanity is sometimes defined as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.

Hello, Senator Graham.  Hello, Congress.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's because we have too many walking zombies who don't know what they don't know.

So many R's think any talk of defense equates to wearing a nice summer dress. The D's think simply voting for their man is all they have to do.

Just remember, were the crazy ones.