did i say i liked all the money spent on defense? No. I would advocate lower defense spending. But the marines don't decide how much money is appropriated to defense, and the department of defense doesn't really either. It's Congress. Congress gives them money, and the department of defense (which is organized entirely differently than the rest of the government, and provides millions of jobs) has done its job perfectly
. Do you know what it means?
My point, which you're missing entirely, is that while some parts of the government work (defense (which is separate from the rest of the government), and as you mentioned roads and the like (which are contracted
out to private companies...)), other parts of the government -- most of it -- fail miserably, and waste more money than can be imagined. Besides, the "Buffet Rule" fails even worse, returning an estimated 31 billion or something over 11 years!
Warren Buffet could pay that himself!
$150,000 every year that goes to a private
investor is so much more valuable to the economy than the same in the hands of the government, no matter what its spent on (defense, healthcare, the post office). I'm not advocating no taxes, but less
taxes. A simpler tax code, that isn't so dumb. Also one that is kinder to illegal immigrants. I mean seriously, get rid of the welfare, get rid of all the stupid regulations and let anyone who lives in the US get a job and pay taxes.
And crazy liberals often don't understand 1) where their party came from (which was the Jeffersonian Democrat-Republicans, who were strongly in support of limited government, lower taxes, and internal spending only
when there was a surplus. and 2) the 10th amendment. Read it.