Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Obama's Economy, Obama's War

Here's Sirota asking much of the same questions I myself would ask (and I'll call out my favorites below too):

Some Simple Questions After Obama's Afghanistan War Speech

- Would you be OK sending yourself or a loved one over to face combat and potentially death for the mission Obama articulated in Afghanistan? If not, how could you support sending other people?

- Simple budget question: Should we now believe that escalating the Afghanistan War at the same annual cost of universal health care will save more than 45,000 Americans a year (ie. the number of Americans who die every year for lack of health insurance)?


Keep in mind all of the things we can't afford because of all of the things that remain in play no matter what stripe of president happens to occupy the oval office.

No, you can't have universal health care. Yes, your children are cannon fodder.