Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Do Republicans love nation-building, as long as the nation-building isn't within the United States?

Republicans consider federal spending for infrastructure building within the US to be "socialism."

But they are perfectly fine with nation-building overseas after why topple other governments.


Baseball: How about Iraq or Afghanistan, genius.

12 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    God forbid if a street or school got built here. That would be Marxist socialism to the max.

    Also remember that we pay for universal health care for the people of Afghanistan and Iraq but we can't pay for it here because that would be socialism.

  • Compo
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    The private-citizen Republicans like feeling powerful-by-proxy. It makes them feel tough when we knock off some invented threat or a dictator that the US put in power a few administrations back.

    And of course the politicians love it because of the huge contracts and kickbacks to military suppliers.

    Of course both parties sell the idea on the notion that THIS TIME whatever country we're screwing up will totally pay us back in droves and will really show the world we mean business. Until it all falls apart again in a few years time. But we've moved on by then to the next fake war! Woooo!

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They do not condone nation building overseas. where do you get your information? Where? The democrats are the ones who are the bleeding hearts, where do you think the term " bleeding heart liberals" was coined? They are the ones that think it is their job to take care of the world, and build every single 3rd world nation into what the US is. When we have our country to worry about.

    spending for infrastructure in the us is not what we need right now. We need to just fix what we have, stop spending every single dollar we have that is BORROWED money anyway, and stop pussy footing around the facts.

  • 9 years ago

    The problem with starting overseas is that the US will eventually have to pay for the fighting and the eventual peace process afterwards (i.e. nation-building).

    Some neo-cons do not think ahead of the blood they're sacrificing and money that they are wasting. Having a wartime economy will increase the inflation and our debt.

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  • 9 years ago

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  • wtinc
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Funny you would say that considering Obama has sent more jobs to china and his buddy CEO of GE moved a whole division of that company to china, Chev has now moved a whole vehicle to china this all while obama has been in charge and were working directly with him. Obama directed the over throw of Syria which is now flying the flag of our enemy. Obama refused to let the pipeline be built which has cost jobs, as well at the at&t merger and there are so many things you can not type all of it here.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Since they've gone overseas and become powerful figures in the face of those poor people that are very happy to get work. They are now trying to indoctrinate our country to do the same. Newt Gingrich has already started the conversation.

  • 9 years ago

    I have a solution for that. We simply have the U.S. take over the world, making us into a single nation. That way, nation builders only have one nation to build.


  • Ty
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Well I live in the United States so It is my business.... I don't know what other governments you are referring to specifically...

  • 9 years ago

    Bush coined that term. Not the Republicans. It just so happened he wore the GOP badge.


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