Originally Posted by baja
We are bankrupt. The only think keeping us afloat is the dollar for oil policy and our military backing that up. You don't think we went into Iraq for humanitarian or WMD reasons do you?
Any other entity on the planet in the financial position the US government is in would be in receivership.
Funny I just posted about this in the other thread, but what's necessary is necessary. And yes, our military is a tool that was used for hundreds of years and will continue to be used in the foreseeable future to promote our economic interests, whether that's oil, the dollar, or the interests of American companies.
This doesn't affect much the interplay between Romney and Obama's tax and economic policies.