I've been preaching this for quite some time now. It'll save the country some money short term, but it wouldn't take long for the world to come crawling back begging for our money again. My plan, however, is to completely pull out of the world, be it military or humanitarian forces. That'd throw the world for a real shock.
Someone has mentioned it on here several times before, but the US gives twice the hunger aid to the UN than does the EU. Our singular country gives over $3 billion a year and a congolmerate of 27 countries responsible for 30% of the world's GDP can only squeak out $1.5 billion and the UN is bitching at us to give more! Are you fucking kidding me?!
I say we give the world the shaft; we do that, we maintain control. If we don't, we'll soon be nothing more than an average country with a large landmass.
Originally Posted by Gimmeabeer
I'd say the more pressing issue is re-instating congressional oversight of the Fed. That's first on my list in this country.
L-O-fucking-L at putting Congress in control of fiscal policy in this country. That's the single most hilarious thing I've heard all day. You may not like Bernanke and Co. bailing their buddies out (I certainly don't), but you definitely won't like Congress in control, unless you're a socialist.