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Letter: Who’s lying?

January 15, 2013

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To the editor:

During the “fiscal crisis” dilemma, the U.S. secretary of defense went on record, saying that the automatic cuts to the defense budget would be catastrophic to our national security. The new appointee to that post flatly states the defense budget is bloated and needs to be drastically cut back. 

Who’s lying to me now from Washington? It seems that this administration is no different, or better, than any other.  They just lie to achieve their means and go about their merry way. 

Impeach and fire the bums and start over. There is a quote floating around that says “A little revolution, every now and then, is not such a bad thing.”

Comments

Steven Gaudreau 1 year, 3 months ago

Every budget committee fights for more money regardless if they need it. Every committee blows their budget knowing if there is a surplus, they will get less next time. It's part of the problem.

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Milton Bland 1 year, 3 months ago

Geekin, you must have never been in the military. when I served I had to pay my own laundry bill.

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geekin_topekan 1 year, 3 months ago

Are we still paying private contractors $100 to do a single load of a soldier's laundry? That kind of bloat?

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Armstrong 1 year, 3 months ago

Who's lying ? Who cares. The auto answer is "blame Bush", hell Dobama has campaigned on that for 5 years and look at how clueless he is.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 3 months ago

Stupid is as stupid does. You get what you vote for

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boltzmann 1 year, 3 months ago

Two people having differing opposing opinions does not imply that one of them is lying. The authors logic is faulty. One of them is probably wrong, but being wrong is not the same as lying.

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 3 months ago

A little revolution, every now and then, is not such a bad thing" Yes it is. The problem with that line of thought is you're assuming that the end result will be a functioning country that is better than the one we had before the revolution. I see no reason to believe that will be the outcome.

There is no reason to believe that our basic freedoms to remain intact. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press might well become a fond memory.

Even if a relatively small percentage of the population were killed or injured in such a revolution, in a country with over 300 million people, we're talking millions. And if this revolution spread to like minded democracies such as England, France, Canada, Australia, etc. as we saw the Arab Spring spread throughout that region, each with the potential loss of lives of a few million and coupled with the loss of their corresponding freedoms, and suddenly the toll become very high.

"You say you want a revolution, well, you know, ... Don't you know that you can count me out".

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Laus_Deo 1 year, 3 months ago

"Who's lying" ...does it really matter? We live in an Ineptocracy.

What's an Ineptocracy?

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

...now lets see...who is leading this movement "Forward!"...

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Abdu Omar 1 year, 3 months ago

hairy, did you forget what GW Bush handed Obama when Obama took office. I know everyone thinks this is a bogus issue, but look at the facts, that is something we must look at. The two wars have taken their toll on the American People and one war wasn't against a country that threatened us, it was one who only threatened Israel. When it is right for Americans to die for Israel? Tell me ONE Israeli who has died for America!!!!! They spy on us, they kill our sailors, they steal our secrets, but they are our best ally? I think not.

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hairy 1 year, 3 months ago

Who's lying? It doesn't matter so long as all ills are squarely laid on the shoulders of the GOP. This is Obama's main focus. Debt? Nah. Jobs? Nah. Nope, just making sure everything is blamed on the Republican party.

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