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The hemorrhageing of America 03-11-2011

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Letter to the editor by Kenneth J. Beech

The electorate has made its decision and now is the time for our leaders in Washington D.C. to make the correct decisions to ensure a bright future for this country and its people. Our federal budget is unsustainable with the colossal military spending. We spend almost as much on military power as every other country in the world combined. We spend six times as much as the country with the next highest budget, China.  We maintain troops in 560 bases in 141 countries around the world. It is said that we have a “billionaire” military and “pauper” diplomacy. It is also said that the military has more people in marching bands than the State Department has in its Foreign Service.

Kenneth J. Beech

Ocala