Friday, January 21, 2011

See? Americans Do Agree on Something!

Joan McCarter of the Daily Kos draws attention to a New York Times article that shows that a majority of Americans want to protect Medicare and Social Security from cuts, and agree that the first thing Congress should cut is military expenditures.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI,, the U.S. government spends as much on military expenditures as the next 15 countries combined. The second country in the world is China, which spends about 8 times less than the U.S. Russia, the once great foe of the United States, spends one tenth as much as the U.S. Methinks we can cut the military budget a bit (waddya say, by half?) and still be the dominant force in the UNIVERSE, even if it means launching a war every 50 years instead of every 25.

So good for you, America! Maybe you're smarter and not as divided as pundits make you out to be.

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