Wasteful military spending

January 05, 2013

Letter writer William Smith is right to point out that Republicans are to blame for the flaws in the nation's health reform law ("Ehrlich denies GOP fault in flawed health care system," Jan. 3). I hope all your readers took note.

It's the military's massive waste that is bleeding our economy. It has tanks it doesn't need, planes it doesn't fly and ships it doesn't use. Aircraft carriers and submarines are about all we really need.

The Republicans like wars because they can build all these weapons and their rich supporters can make more money. But we pay taxes to take care of the American people, not Europe, and we shouldn't fight wars we have no business being in.

Instead, we must take care of our elderly and the health of our citizens. That is were or tax money should go.

Rocco Rotondo Jr., Parkville

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