Starting at the bottom and working up I am not an economic protectionist. Why would I be? Personally I don't really care about the "world economy" when it comes at the sacrifice of the US economy. Why should the children of Americans today be supporting the economy of other countries which is what we're asking them to do with deficit spending. What about the economy of our children that we're destroying?
Originally Posted by SiliconMagician
Every sovereign nation has a responsibility to defend itself against foreign aggression. That includes Japan, Korea and Germany. Why should US taxpayers (and our children) be paying to defend other nations from attack. That is a responsibility of their taxpayers and not US taxpayers.
If Japan, Germany or N Korea wants to have the US protect them then they should be paying for the cost of our military... all $900 billion a year. They can divide it up and each offer to pay $300 billion and then we might think about it.
Last edited by Shiva_TD; Mar 06 2012 at 01:46 PM.
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