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October 21, 2013

The Pentagon Rips You Off

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I sent a letter to Congress telling them to Cut Federal Spending using DownsizeDC.org's campaign.

I hope you do the same.

The hardwired message says simply…

Cut federal spending.

You may borrow from or copy this sample letter…

During the fake “shutdown” and phony debt ceiling “crisis,” both parties ignored what's needed most — DRASTIC spending cuts.

That's because deficit spending is a CRIME. It cheapens the dollar and taxes our children.

It also rips me off!

For example…

Last week, the Army warned that it could have trouble handling a single war. (http://usat.ly/1go0KJZ)

At over $500 billion, the U.S. “Defense” Department spends almost as much as the rest of the world combined.

Yet, we don't have the funds or forces to win a single war?

Where's the money going? Why are you ripping me off?

But that's not all. The U.S. has no threatening neighbors. Instead, this “government” gets into wars half a world away. Other countries aren't so foolish, and they save a lot of money.  This too makes me feel ripped off.

Also, the U.S. stations troops in wealthy countries like South Korea, Japan, and Germany. All of these nations are fully capable of defending themselves.

Once again, I'm ripped off.

Not to mention… Federal agencies harass businesses and landowners on the pretext of “protecting the environment.” But the Department of Defense is the world's largest polluter.

Why should I pay for this? Why should my children?

You must cut spending EVERYWHERE, including “defense” — especially Defense. Don't listen to the lobbyists and your contractor cronies. I'm your boss. Listen to ME.

—END OF SAMPLE LETTER—

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James Wilson
Policy Research Director
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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