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Donald Trump says Philippines scrapping military pact will save US ‘a lot of money’

Donald Trump says Philippines scrapping military pact will save US ‘a lot of money’

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  1. Honestly a lot of foreign nation bases explained… it’s mainly so the US doesn’t have to spend possibly billions in transporting hundreds of thousands of personnel, equipment, vehicles… not to mention foundations for communications and sustainability.

    I mean in the short term… Maybe it saves? But long term wise this will result in no longer having a prime spot to have a base in the area… thus putting more strain on transportation; which is the number one cost for the US military by miles.

    Or you’re saving a dollar today in order to spend ten over the course of next week kind of deal.

  2. Certainly, cutting ties with other countries saves heaps of money. In the short term.

    Defunding the public health system saves a ton of money. In the short term.

    The stupidity of any government is profoundly illustrated by policies that only address short term goals.

    They pointedly and intentionally ignore the long term expectations of the public – that our children will have better lives than us. It should be a national disgrace that that is no longer true, and the public demand that things don’t actually get harder for young people over the long term.

    Don’t Conservatives think long term any more?

  3. Not building a pointless wall will save even more.

  4. The chinese kraken is going to love this.

  5. He’s not wrong, it would save a lot of money. If they don’t want US aid, then IMO, see ya’. I feel like we should do the same thing in Iraq as well, but that’s another topic.

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