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Obama, Romney Both Promise An Increase In Military Spending

Obama, Romney Both Promise An Increase In Military Spending

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 20:13:23 in Politics

“Although neither candidate had a serious discussion about the war(s) and the impact on the 1%, as a military spouse I will say that Obama seems to want to do the right thing. He increased VA spending for our troops coming home when the previous administration gutted them. Until 2010 the congress did more for veterans than any Congress in two decades. And for those that don't know - when we talk about cutting Medicare - TriCare is the same system. Sooo what then? Our military retirees and vets get a voucher for their care?”
Obama, Romney Both Promise An Increase In Military Spending

Obama, Romney Both Promise An Increase In Military Spending

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 20:10:10 in Politics

“I have a better idea - instead of screwing the soldier AGAIN how about we ask our elected officials who seem to think war is the answer, CEOs and our military complex heads to take a pay cut - let's say....the same salary an enlisted soldier in Afghanistan makes. Until the war is over they all make the same pay as our enlisted. The way to end the increasing expense of our military budget is to take the PROFIT out of war - not screw the all volunteer force.”
Obama, Romney Both Promise An Increase In Military Spending

Obama, Romney Both Promise An Increase In Military Spending

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 19:45:31 in Politics

“Of course - win Obama wins he was childlike. When Romney wins he was mean. If ya'all can't stomach the debates don't watch them. Politics isn't supposed to be nice...and this isn't the high school debate club. They're running for the highest office in the land, not lunch room monitor.”
Obama, Romney Both Promise An Increase In Military Spending

Obama, Romney Both Promise An Increase In Military Spending

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 19:41:35 in Politics

“And yet in all the talk about military budgets, not one candidate had a real discussion about the soldiers, the suicide a day, where to spend our dollars helping the soldiers and their families. Nope just how to grow our military complex. Our DoD budget is 2% of GDP and yet our domestic spending for programs that will possibly reach and help our military and families work through the trauma is cut year after year by the same 9% our military machine budget is increased yearly. Not once during three debates did they mention the suicide rates, PTSD, our military that is not medically capable of sending soldiers to war and yet somehow, depending on who you listened to last night, they both won?”
Forgotten Presidential Debate Topics Are Remembered On HuffPost List

Forgotten Presidential Debate Topics Are Remembered On HuffPost List

Commented Oct 22, 2012 at 18:54:45 in Politics

“Even Huffpost forgets about the wars and our soldiers who are dying faster by suicide than in theater. Don't Ask, Don't Tell doesn't count. I guess it's true - only 1% bares the cost of war. Good luck with all the topics like housing, fiscal cliffs, economic doom, creating 12 million jobs, blah blah blah when we're still fighting wars. Our DoD budget in 8 years has grown to 2% of GDP - our domestic spending has decreased in that same time frame. It would take two decades for Medicare and Social Security to come close to equaling 2% of GDP. Here's a clue for those who haven't figured it out yet - Romney wants to grow the defense budget and cut everything else and STILL balance a budget. After 11 years we already know we can't fix this mess and bury our soldiers in war into the next decade. Thanks Huffpost I lost quite a bit of respect for your publication. Seems your talk of support for soldiers is just as empty as Romney's.”
Romney and Roe

Romney and Roe

Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 17:38:18 in Politics

“Um I'm going to go with you are wrong for $400. 1965 Griswald case determined by Supremes law prohibiting contraceptive choice violated this sacred right to privacy. 1972 law extended to unmarried couples and on the heels of Roe vs. Wade enforcing yet again rulings that there is a fundamental right to privacy that exists in between the lines of the Constitution - contraception aka "the pill" was made available to unmarried minors in 1874.”
Romney and Roe

Romney and Roe

Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 15:28:10 in Politics

“Abortion rates are down and have been declining for over 10 years. Do you make this stuff up? More and more women are keeping their children and even more are not getting pregnant. The rest of your sentence doesn't make sense either...why would a woman go through anti-anything to look for adoptive parents? Giving a child up is probably the hardest act of kindness any woman will go through. You making light of that decision shows just how much you really don't know about the process or better yet, the feelings of the woman. If God didn't intent you to have a child or the many people the anti-abortion group have lined up, perhaps it's because you're not worthy. Because isn't that how your God works?”
Romney and Roe

Romney and Roe

Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 11:19:35 in Politics

“Nothing good every comes from Texas. Maybe the 19year old should've been using a condom and checkin it twice. It's not just the girls responsibility. So if men want to be involved in decisions the first decision they should make isn't about birthing babies and their own rights it should be in preventing them.”
Romney and Roe

Romney and Roe

Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 11:13:35 in Politics

“Geez Pro-unborn people really do need new material. Look - abortion rates are down in all spectrums of age and demographics so count your blessings. As for the future scientsts, doctors etc there are 16million children in this country going to be hungry every night, living on streets and not going to school. If you're worried about our future existence, reach out and help them survive and get the education and care they so desperately need. The Roe court did not define human life - they defined what constitutes a woman's RIGHT to private healthcare access. Throwing Jane Roe into the conversation does little to build your case. She's not even of child bearing age anymore but I bet you she enjoys privacy with her doctor. If she has second thoughts on how she changed the country for the better of women, that's her perogative but it doesn't make the Supreme Courts ruling any less valid.”
Romney and Roe

Romney and Roe

Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 11:06:41 in Politics

“Roe vs. Wade is NOT just about abortion...in fact there is nothing in the ruling that discusses abortion directly. It is about a woman's right to PRIVATE medical care and access. Meaning after Roe vs. Wade was won - women no longer needed spouse or parental permission for birth control. A spouse no longer needed their husbands permission to have medical procedures and or the spouse/father could no longer make medical decision for his wife/daughter without her prior consent. Before Roe vs. Wade women would go in for a lumpectomy and before she woke up, the surgeon would tell their spouse it was cancer and ask if they wanted to remove the breast now or wait for another consult. Many times a woman woke up without her breasts because she wasn't allowed to make the decision for herself. So it's about PRIVATE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE and not just abortion. That's a procedure but the legal case is about privacy. Unfortunately this article relates only to abortion. I believe and I hope if women truly understood whats at stake, they'd rethink their issues with this ruling. HIPAA will be impacted - doctors will be able to tell our spouses or fathers (if under age) test results etc. It's a nightmare and it takes society back to the dark ages.”

Thinking 4 Myself on Oct 29, 2012 at 16:07:19

“no, it had no effect on birth control law”