This CNN article
is absurd. For one thing, it's in China's interest to steal technology and military secrets, and if you can obtain them from over the Internet, which is the cheapest way to do it, than why not? For another thing, they aren't buying more nukes, they are making more nukes and it costs money to do that. Why? Who knows. Perhaps they are insecure and feel that they need better weapons to defend themselves and their interests. What this amounts to is fear mongering by the Pentagon to keep or increase its budget. Well, if all the taxpayers are having to tighten their belts because they are tapped out
, then maybe it's time for the Pentagon to act more like the Marines. The Marines usually have to make do with what they have. They usually don't get to build fancy new weapons systems from scratch (except for the Osprey and their new amphibious vehicle). We are going broke just like Russia did several years ago because our wealthy class don't wish to pay their taxes while the middle and lower classes practically can't pay any more taxes and survive. Unfortunately, the lower and middle classes will be paying yet more taxes. It's inevitable. The Bush Administration has borrowed and borrowed and borrowed for its spending spree. More than all the homeowners combined. There is no more credit for the average person or the government. The government can make more credit by selling bonds, if any one will buy them that is. Everyone will have to live within their means.
Labels: fear mongering budget tightening