Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) has a hard-on for our worthless military which is incapable of doing anything right, yet he wants a new toy for the boys, while children in our schools are just fucked.
Here is the question I addressed to Coffman on Facebook:
Jim Rousch When are you going to approve more funding for public schools?
Remember that the only way that the soldiers of the future can get deadlier toys tomorrow is when you fund trillions of dollars into public education today.
New schools, better books, better roads to get the kids to school in the first place, and after school programs so they won’t get into trouble? What’s that going to cost you-a couple of B-2’s?
“The pair of B-2s flew for 34 hours at an operating cost of approximately $130,000 per flight hour. That comes out to roughly $4.4 million a piece or $8.8 million for the duo. Additionally, there were roughly 15 aerial refueling aircraft involved in the mission, not to mention the cost of 100 JDAMs”
Where are you going to get the next generation of pilots when you don’t fund the schools nor the infrastructure to help get them get there?
We couldn’t afford this crap 30 years ago and we sure as hell can’t afford it now. Besides our threats are more economic in nature than anything else, but there’s no sense in trying to explain that to a conservative-who wants lower taxes.
Well, by logic, if government lowers taxes than it can’t afford to build a military that can destroy the planet in one fart, now can it?
The only funny thing that will come out of this is that the assembly workers who steal money from schoolkids in the name of working on these damn aircraft will be raped when they retire, because there will be nothing in the accounts and then they will have to work night shift at Walmart until they drop dead.
You shouldn’t be screaming at black football players who kneel before the game. You should be screaming at the Pentagon, because we can’t afford any of this. Social investment never causes debt. What causes debt are tax cuts and military spending; money we don’t have on things we don’t need-and we don’t need this bloated military.
Hell, it can’t even win a war anymore anyway.