Republican Mitt Romney wants to increase our war budget; Former Republican now Libertarian Gary Johnson wants to decrease wasted tax dollars on warTuesday, October 9th, 2012
Let me be clear, President George W. Bush began both wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, and to President Obama’s credit…he delivered Osama Bin Laden and ensured OBL would not harm anymore Americans. In fact, Obama is highlighting his troop drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan.
That said, and now that OBL is out of the way … i s it really necessary for Mitt Romney to increase our war budget when our ‘top brass’ didn’t ask for it? Mitt Romney wants to increase our war budget by $2.1 trillion. Imagine if we invested that here in our Homeland instead of abroad. We are tired of bombing countries only to rebuild their infrastructure. We need jobs HERE in our homeland and we cannot afford to piss away our tax payer dollars by constantly bombing other countries — especially during a slow economy. Military dependents are tired of war mongering Republicans who are quick to send out troops in danger’s way, but are not there when their lives are snuffed out of them.
Americans are sick and tired of war, and more importantly dependents and family members of soldiers serving in the Armed Forces are, too.
We simply cannot afford to increase the war budget. It is insane how Mitt Romney wants to kill Big Bird on Sesame Street but increase the war budget by $2.1 Trillion dollars. Our top military brass isn’t even asking for an increase so this is another example of Romney’s inability to comprehend foreign policy.
Perhaps Mitt Romney can learn a thing or two from former Republicans (now Libertarian candidate) Gary Johnson with regard to foreign policy, war and defense.