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because there are only 3 conglomerates which control the news in the USA, and one of them is run by an Australian.

we need to hear a variety of points of view, else we are going to be bamboozled by bs by the WTO companies that own USA news media.






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Catman88
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Well it doesn't mandate that we spend more than every other country combined.


You realize part of that is because of US wages right?

We dont get to pay 1 dollar an hour for 13 year olds to make bullets in China.

Plus Romney wants it to be a set % of our GDP he stated it should be 4% which would actually be a cut to where it is now at 4.7%

So where is the 2 Trillion MORE coming from?

Ahh thats right taking BS from where its intended to be CUT and taking the difference of keeping it the same (actually lowering it a bit) and extrapolating it over 10 years. Nobody cooks the books better than democrats.



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Romney wants it to be 4% of the GDP thats where we SHOULD BE!

Obama's plan has us with a smaller military than Russia.



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OLDBEACHCOMBER
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I will say that I don't like how the Republicans focus on things such as this when the cost of PBS and NPR are extremely small.



The cost is really not the true reason for defunding PBS. The officers of PBS know the reason.Very organized, cleverly disguised support of the Demo's socialist propaganda (sometimes aimed at children)has not slipped past the Right. Been a long time coming.






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If Romney wins, he should go even further and defund NPR



Why?






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If Romney wins, he should go even further and defund NPR

Why?



Because it is a liberal propaganda machine. We need to save the air time for PRIVATELY owned radio shows like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck.






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Btw, who honestly thinks Romney will even be able to cut PBS/NPR even if he wanted to?


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DCRebel
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Because it is a liberal propaganda machine.


NPR? How so?

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We need to save the air time for PRIVATELY owned radio shows like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck.


Oh, I didn't catch that you were trolling. Never mind. Carry on.






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NPR? How so?


Because they talk about hippie things like a guy living on Mars time. And shows like Fresh Air and Car Talk very obviously pander to tree hugging Democrats.






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And I don't want to get another stupid discussion about this blue, but the military spending is based on expected growth of the GDP. Plus that spending will actually increase jobs.


Are you a Keynesian? Because this is the argument made by them to justify stimulus spending and the New Deal. Cuba's unemployment rate is less than 2%, but I don't see anyone trying to get into Cuba. Any money spent by the government is less money available to the private sector for research, development, and expansion. Any government spending that does not result in a more efficient means of production of a good or service that the market demands is a waste. Don't get me wrong, a strong military is needed so that the private sector can operate in safety. However, there is a diminishing/negative return to military spending at some point. As there is a Laffer Curve for taxation, there is a similar curve for military spending. If military spending is to the left of the curve, the private sector (and citizens) will not feel safe enough for commerce to thrive. If it is to the right, any excess is wasted expenditures that the private sector could have put to better use. You'd probably want to be a little bit to the right of the curve just to be on the safe side. After all, the optimum point is going to be dynamic. If military spending in itself is good for the economy, then North Korea would be much better off than what they are right now.



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Romney is just using a well used business approach - start cutting spending using "low hanging fruit". This is usually smaller cuts but is an easy intro into the process and the small numbers start to add up. You can show quick results with little impact on daily life. Then, it's time to transition into bigger cuts to programs that will be harder but you sell it as, "we've made cuts to all the areas that can be cut without getting into the harder issues and we still need $xxxxx to accomplish _____." It makes it easier to understand & follow. Doesn't make It any more popular but easier to sell.





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Ask Juan Williams what it is like to be on the wrong side of the bosses.





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Here is my thoughts on this.

Mittens will win, then Dems will ask for something. To show Mittens is "bipartisan", he will fun PBS & NPR. Small amount to pay to be considered bipartisan.






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DCRebel
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Are you a Keynesian?


Are you not? If so, who are you voting for?

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Any money spent by the government is less money available to the private sector for research, development, and expansion.


False. We live in a fiat monetary system. Money is no longer a commodity. The money supply isn't a zero-sum game.

Also, a lot of that research you mention is publicly subsidized.

And then you go on to (accurately) describe laffer curves all while decrying Keynesian economics. So you don't like government spending, unless it's spending on something that YOU think is important. That's basically what I got out of your post.







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DCRebel
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Romney is just using a well used business approach - start cutting spending using "low hanging fruit". This is usually smaller cuts but is an easy intro into the process and the small numbers start to add up.


This isn't a business approach; it's a political one.

This thread is evidence enough that many of the conservatives in this country think PBS and NPR are Marxist propaganda machines. Him saying he'd cut their funding isn't saying "I'm doing this for business sense" but rather "I'm saying something that many in my base will like."






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The cost is really not the true reason for defunding PBS. The officers of PBS know the reason.Very organized, cleverly disguised support of the Demo's socialist propaganda (sometimes aimed at children)has not slipped past the Right. Been a long time coming.


This!






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DCRebel
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This!


Okay, how so? Please give concrete examples.






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Any money spent by the government is less money available to the private sector for research, development, and expansion. Any government spending that does not result in a more efficient means of production of a good or service that the market demands is a waste. Don't get me wrong, a strong military is needed so that the private sector can operate in safety. However, there is a diminishing/negative return to military spending at some point.




I certainly hope you didn't pay someone to teach you this.






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SilverSpurs13
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This thread is evidence enough that many of the conservatives in this country think PBS and NPR are Marxist propaganda machines. Him saying he'd cut their funding isn't saying "I'm doing this for business sense" but rather "I'm saying something that many in my base will like."


This. Romney is a Moderate trying to tell the extreme right what they want to hear. Politics, yo. The chances of him cutting PBS are less than 0.00000000000001%






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2 trillion on top of current military spending is borderline retarded


Can someone give me a link to this?






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