Thursday, March 27, 2014

What Obama Should Have To Say About Defense Spending

And it's what I have been insisting that he should have said the day after he was sworn in:

"It's the government's job to provide you with the best defense possible.  Unfortunately, due to three trillion dollars lost in a Republican war of aggression, and countless more trillions squandered in Republican giveaways to the rich, we no longer have the money to provide Americans with the best defense, so you are going to have to accept a world in which you are in more danger, so that rich people can wallow in unheard of riches.

The people of the United States allowed the Republicans to play on their greed and their xenophobia, and this is the price that we all are going to have to pay.  But do not forget, the number of Americans killed on 9-11 is dwarfed by the number of people killed by guns in this country, or the number killed because the government is unable to stop the killer drug tobacco from being openly sold.  It is Republicans, on behalf of the corporations that own them, that prevent anything from being done about these things, which impose vast social and economic costs on all of us; so there is no reason to believe Republicans when they engage in their endless baiting about Islamic terror.

You, the American people, bought your new lives of greater risk, by supporting politicians who care about nothing but where their next contribution from the rich is coming from.  Maybe next time, you will think twice before buying into the Republicans' corporate lies, but I doubt it.  Good night, and may God bless you.  You're going to need it."

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