RUSH on Sean Hannity TV show

#91

64% of the Federal budget is mandatory social programs such as Medicare, Medicade, Income Security, and Social Security. The military budget is only 15%. It would make sense to start with the largest slice of the pie.

#92

Yep, and that point is far more pertinent than “he is a birther.”

#93

Not necessarily.

Since government spending and the economy are interlinked, this is too simplistic an analysis.

#94

Well, it sounds like you are all set, warm and comfy in your CEC cocoon.

#95

Well, CEC radio keeps us up to date on what products NOT to buy. I always appreciate that.

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#96

Yeah, Trump was a pro-choice, Manhattan liberal.

#97

Absolutely. 51%. Is that enough to build the wall?

#98

He was a dem then.

#99

You are right. But much a much higher percentage of the military budget is passed through the economy than is social program spending. A dollar spent there is much more valuable to the national economy than a dollar spent on welfare.

#100

Yes he was. He has never been a conservative. What else ya got?

#101

Prove that assertion, please.

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#102

And that is based on…? How is $1 more valuable than $1

#103

It’s basic economics. Dollars spent on production (and supporting the military requires a huge amount of product) pass through the economy multiple times and dollars spent on welfare pass through no more than twice. Each time a dollar changes hands from one producer to another, it stimulates the economy.

#104

See my previous post.

#105

Military expenditures are a drag on economic growth.

#106

Basic economics says your analysis is incorrect.

I’ll give you a few minutes to find your own incorrect assumption.

Hint…you’re looking for a word that begins with “m”.

#107

Not the domestic spending. The money spent both developing and building the tools used by the military are a huge boost to the economy.

#108

Is this the post?

#109

Incorrect.

Again you’re missing the “m” word.

North Korea spends 25% of it’s GDP on the military. Man their domestic economy ought to be growing by leaps and bounds!

#110

They are not.