Monday, September 24, 2012

Do Republicans View the US Military as Entitled Slackers?

Republicans, in general, view non-strategic, non-diplomatic solutions (Force) as the way to address most situations in international affairs. However, the men and women they employ- and I use the word employ loosely- appear to be viewed as "entitled" once they have carried out the operation. Recently Senate Republicans blocked legislation designed to help veterans find work in their communities. I find this to be shocking and shameful. I guess we don't have to worry about a privatized army modeled after the Blackwater experiment during the Bush administration. Patriotic or disenfranchised Americans are much more cost effective. And they can be discarded once they have outlived their usefulness.

The worst states for the elderly in America, when considering crime rates and  elderly poverty rates are all states that are controlled by the New Conservative Movement. Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, and Kentucky are all states that are at the top of the list. All these states have an extremely high crime rate, and, at least 10% of the retired population lives below the poverty level. This observation should serve as a preview of where Romney and Ryan will take the rest of the country if they are elected.

Finally, I would like to share a unverified story I heard about American Job Creators. Because of the economic slowdown in China- the place where many of them are invested- they recently applauded stimulus by the Chinese government and are calling for more of the same. It's better Red than moderate for them, I guess.

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