X-Message-Number: 21804
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 08:26:47 EDT
Subject: Re: Defense spending

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> Message #21792
> From: "aschwin de wolf" <>
> Defense spending as a percentage of GDP is not that high. If cuts need to be
> made it should be in other areas (like welfare).

This is the Bush's word. The reality is that the US economy can't support for 
a long time such spending added to a giant debt and reduced taxes income. 

Cutting welfare is what is done, the cost after some years is catastrophic: More
violence, less education, more unempoyment, more drug, and on and on. This is 
the recipe to turn a monern country into one on the way to underdevelopment. 
Don't forget, the US education system is now under the one of Greece and 

Portugal, the last two countries of European Union. The same can be said of the
healt system, only UK and now Poland do worst on this side of the pond.

I don't comment more, James Swayze has done the job on that the right way.

Yvan Bozzonetti.


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