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Thread #133576   Message #3032380
Posted By: Little Hawk
15-Nov-10 - 12:49 AM
Thread Name: BS: Should Obama Run in '12???
Subject: RE: BS: Should Obama Run in '12???
And I wouldn't blame you one bit, Jack.

I think there's a strong case to be made for having only one-term presidents instead of always trying for 2-term presidents. That way their first term would not become utterly compromised by them jockeying for best position to win the next election, and they could just maybe for once act according to principles rather than according to expediency.

As for the article, I think it makes some good points, but I do not think there's any justification for cutting "entitlements" (meaning stuff like social security). Those aren't entitlements at all...they are absolutely necessary and vital forms of insurance and protection that should be given to people in any modern and responsible society.

The one thing that is genuinely an entitlement and that should be cut is the massive expenditure on the military-industrial complex, which clearly feels that it is entitled to bloated funding which outweighs all the military spending of all the other nations in the world put together. THAT's an entitlement. That should be cut. The troops should be brought home. The occupied lands should be put back under their own sovereignty by their own people. The USA should stop thinking it has any right to pre-emptively attack anyone, because no country has such a right.