Defense Contributions of Nato Countries vs the Social Welfare Spending of Nato Countries

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  1. Seano

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    Without the US, NATO is nothing.

    NATO only has any strength at all because of the US military and our money. If we withdraw, they may as well scrap it.
     
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  4. Seano

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    The US is asking these countries to simply foot the share they're expected to. 2% of GDP. US contributes 4. World trade leader Germany gives 1.

    Sorry, but that is horse shit.
     
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    Have I seen any Congress or senate members wanintg to reduce our military budget? Yes. Several. We were just considering closing bases in another thread if you recall. We are also looking at entitlement reform. Since these programs come from the same total budget... but no the discussion specific to each has not come up, hence the dmx joke
     
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    I didnt say leave..... I said pay the 2% target like everyone else is aiming to do if you are complaining about "paying the bills". Nobody is asking you to spend as much as you do.

    You guys are blaming others for your own incompetence at managing a budget!
     
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    WTF? Other countries are not and have not been paying their share. You're missing the point. Its not our spending we're concerned about. Its other countries lack of spending. We're essentially supporting NATO for them.
     
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    If we lowered our contribution to 2% NATO would go broke.
     
  10. MayhemMonkey

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    the target was only brought in after Crimea.... and its set for 2024. Once again nobody is asking you to pay for anything.

    stop crying about it and change the one thing you have control over then..... stop spending as much on your military
     
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    What's the point of NATO, as you see it?
     
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    no it wouldnt
     
  13. Reefer1

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    Getting beaten the fuck out of for harassing women is not what they are after, they prefer the western pat on the back after being arrested for rape.
     
  14. V Belfort

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    we can send u some of the refugees the US produce (Non-Natomissions u like to do for your sidekick), cause we got to feed the bill, some 20billion+/year for the forseable future, to cuddle them.
     
  15. Seano

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    Why would we do that? I want a strong military. So does the rest of the world, they just figure we have one they can use when they want to.
     
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    Is it really Muricas fault pussy Europeans cant defend their borders ?

    By no legitimate account or definition are those people that entered Europe in any way refugees.
     
  17. Seano

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    The US already takes in more immigrants than Germany.
     
  18. panamaican

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    So the upshot here is there no connection between NATO spending, European social programs, and our social welfare spending.

    I don't mean to forego pages of pointless back and forth but multiple posts in, there's nothing in your posts that relate increased NATO spending by our allies to local spending choices.
     
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    If Germany has to contribute more to their defense they will have less to spend elsewhere
    If we spend less to defend Germany we could, but probably won’t, spend that on other things here which could include something like social security. That’s it. Your asking for did trump say I want this billion form there to go here? No. But it all comes form the same pot

    So hop dmx Facebook page and ask him to talk to trump about it
     
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    Why bother with this exchange if you're just going to end up where I started?
     
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