June 15, 2008
The World's Largest Boondoggle?
By Jim Babka
PLEASE NOTE: At the end of this message, below my signature, you'll find an announcement of a public appearance by Downsize DC President Jim Babka, in South Dakota, on Independence Day weekend.

Quote of the Day:

"War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography."
- Ambrose Bierce

Subject: Is the United States Military Budget a Good Deal for Americans?

Today (Sunday) is MY weekly, TWO-HOUR radio show. It airs at 3:06 PM Eastern (2:06 PM Central, 1:06 PM Mountain, and 12:06 PM Pacific).

The show is SPONSORED (but not owned) by Gun Owners of America and, Inc. So please don't hold them responsible for today's thesis. Ready?

Here's today's thesis: Our military budget is a colossal waste of money that actually makes us less secure.

Do you agree or disagree?

Phone:  1-800-259-9231
NOTE: I present the email address this way to avoid automated spam harvesters. If you just hit "Reply" to this message it won't make it to me by show time. Please use the "call" address ONLY.

You see, I'm curious: How do we decide how much we need to spend for national defense? How do we, as individual citizens, determine if politicians are spending the right amount?

What is the rationale for the spending they do in DC? Do we just trust the politicians we like the best (or hate the least)?

Let's reason together. Please, use the phone number or email address, provided above, to participate. I want to hear from you.

I'll also tell my Tim Russert story, as well as the insight I received from Russert. If you're interested in political campaign strategy you'll want to hear that story.

On top of that, I'll have a Gun Owners Update -- wait till you hear what the BATFE administrators want their staff to think about when they come face-to-face with American citizens!


Or you can TUNE IN to one of these stations . . .

* WCER 900-AM Canton, Ohio
* WBCR 1470-AM Maryville, Tennessee
* KLID 1340-AM, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
* KGEZ 600-AM, Great Falls, Montana

And if for some reason you can't catch the live show, my network, Genesis Communications provides a podcast of the show, available a couple of hours after it goes off air, up through the next broadcast.

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Happy Listening,

Jim Babka
Downsize DC Conference Call

P.S. My wife Susie and I will be appearing at the Revolution Freedom Festival, put on by the Granny Warriors, in Sturgis, South Dakota, July 2 - 6, 2008. More than 1,000 people are expected. My actual speaking date is Saturday, July 5th, and we hope to see you there! In fact, if you can come, please email me at the radio show email address or hit Reply to this message. You can get complete details about the event at

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Downsize DC Conference Call is Jim Babka's show, and is just an advertising sponsor. The views expressed on the program and the topics chosen by the host, do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or objectives of the board, staff, and supporters of This message is presented as part of a promotional relationship between and Jim Babka.
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