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Old 10-02-2012, 04:10 PM
Originally Posted by Jim Colyer View Post
Obama wants to borrow another half billion dollars to give to Egypt. When is America going to stop funding its enemies? We need a change in the White House, and I pray the American people will make that happen.
I know I'm going to get crushed for saying this, but the constant focus on "a half billion dollars!" in American political discourse is at best asinine and at worst down right subversive. A half billion dollars, while I know it sounds like a lot in individual terms, is absolutely nothing in the federal budget -- like refusing to shell out money for socks because you're poor, but buying a new Mercedes. Fiscal policy damage is entirely from big spending programs like the war in Iraq, Medicare, etc.