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Subject:  Re: Here's your chance: Balance the Fed budget Date:  1/2/2007  11:58 PM
Author:  desertdaveataol Number:  200222 of 603176

Hi Capitan,

The comment is a little cryptic but very right. Every dollar the goverment spends ends up in a pocket.

That's silly, and only a half truth (or perhaps even only a quarter truth.)


Thank you for proving the Capitan's point.
You've shown that every dollar the government spends ends up in a pocket.

You don't like that some dollars go into government employee's pockets, but they're still going into pockets.

You don't like that some dollars go into government contractor's pockets, but they're still going into pockets.

You don't like that some dollars go into government welfare pockets, but they're still going into pockets.

You don't like that some dollars go into foreign government pockets, but they're still going into pockets.

Now that we've put all of the government's money into someone's pocket, you could debate whether any or all of those pockets deserved to have dollars going into them.

In my never so humble opinion, the only government dollars going into pockets that aren't immediately being re-circulated into our economy are foreign/military aid dollars and that part of overseas military personnel pay that's spent on local economies.
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