Wouldn't this help the economic crisis?

@smallT (376)
United States
October 1, 2008 10:15am CST
I don't know if anyone else sees this like I do, but if ALL the world stopped funding war and all the weapons that go along with war, wouldn't there be plenty money saved to get us out of this economic crisis? It seems very simple to me. I don't hear anyone in politics even making this suggestion. I know I'm not the smartest person, but does that make sense to anyone else besides me? Am I the only one praying for Peace?
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@Zephier (73)
• United States
2 Oct 08
Sure there would be a lot of extra money if war stopped being funded. Yet there would be losses too because there are people who work at weapon factories who'd lose their jobs. Not to mention the people who work in factories manufacturing the communication electronics, radar systems and such. All the funding of war being cut wouldn't stop war though. The reason people fight eachother is much deeper than war-funding.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
7 Oct 08
You would think the weapon factories could start manufacturing other things, perhaps cars that run on water. (Just a thought). People would not have to loose their jobs, they would just have to learn how to build new things.
• United States
7 Oct 08
That'd be great if they could find a peaceful, economic-supporting replacement for the weapons of war. Yet that would humanity's tradition of war. Not to mention how much Globalists would love to take advantage of the shift. Many workers with decades of experience in manufacturing the "old way" would be laid off for the young and inexperienced with easy-to-mold minds who are willing to accept lower wages than the experienced people. The thing is that most companies these days, especially if they're going to switch the products they manufacture, (in my opinion) would rather train new workers then cut corners with the worker's income to cover the costs of training them and it'll become profit for the company in no time. Because most younger, inexperienced workers are less likely to question their income due to the fact they don't how much their skill is worth in pay. A lot of people would still lose their jobs and the new workers replacing them would be making less money than they're worth.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
10 Oct 08
i am afraid that you are right.
• Lubbock, Texas
1 Oct 08
Of course you're right and no you're not the only one praying for peace, but for the governments to do as you suggest would mean the greedy power mongers would loose their place and they're not going to do that for the good of the country or for the good of the world. They are going to keep sacrificing the lives of their citizens and the economy to maintain their position of power. I will guarantee you that the heads of government are NOT hurting in this economic crisis.
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I totally agree with you and I'm glad to see you speak your mind.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Thanks for both comments. Let's keep praying.
• United States
5 Oct 08
You, Small T, are a woman after my own heart. If peacemongers were to win out over warmongers, we'd be much better off! Not only would there be a great deal of money saved; we wouldn't have lost so many of our fine young men and women! I think the Administration and legislature should have to get the opinion of the populace before they OK a war most of us are so much against. Then it wouldn't happen, no matter how it would line their pockets!
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@smallT (376)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Yes, we are on the same page cobra.
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Who wouldn't want Peace? I believe everyone does...It is just not that easy to achieve or attain. If one country stop funding for weapons to use in war for economic purposes and the other doesn't stop funding for weapons and when they realized this other country is armless then they have the ability to conquer or invade that country and who knows what will happen to that armless country if they don't have arms or weapons to depend them..If one country would stop funding for weapons every other country should as well..but that's impossible to do now since some countries have bigger and much stronger weapons than the others. There are other ways to increase the economic crisis. Like the rich people they could help with all their riches rather buying those vintage plate numbers, vintage cars and all that expensive stuffs...I heard one millionaire bought a hair strand of a famous star worth millions. Now what's up with that?
@smallT (376)
• United States
3 Oct 08
It is something to think about though isn't it?
@snam23 (3158)
• United States
2 Oct 08
No, I'm sure you are not the only one praying for peace. However, I think war has so much to do about power that it will be a while before we have complete peace. Also, there always seems to be SOMEONE stopping us from making progress on peace. Like, until 9/11, the last major war was World War II. But now that the US is in Iraq, other countries are trying to support them. Anyways, if there was no war for us to fund, then we could do a lot of stuff with the extra money as you mentioned. I don't know if it would help the economic crisis much, but I guess oil and gas prices would be cheaper which might help the economy. Also, I think this money could be used for medical and scientific research to help stop global warming and find cures for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Too bad everyday folks like you and me can't have more say on the matter of war.
@jonesy123 (3949)
• United States
1 Oct 08
We are all praying for peace but that doesn't mean that we have to run with the tail between our legs. Our troops deserve better. The war is not what got us into this mess anyway, it was the sub prime mortgages handed out by those unscrupulous banks. Yes, with the war ending we would have more funds available from the government to fix this mess but it still would be on taxpayers dime. To top it off the powers that be would spend it elsewhere. Obama would just funnel the money into whatever programs he wants to establish knowing very well that the economy should come first. The war is a savings point albeit minor. Even if it stops there is still a lot of money needed to deal with the aftermath. Even if we leave Iraq, there is still Afghanistan. I think finding bin Laden has to be a priority. He won't stop just because our troops leave.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Thanks for your comment Jonesy. I think a worldwide promise for peace without war is needed. Surely those smart guys in the white house can figure out how to do this. I would rather have my tax dollars spent on cleaning up instead of destroying and the sooner the better. As for bin Laden, I don't know what to think about him.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
1 Oct 08
No, I'm sure you're not the only person in the world praying for peace, and your idea would be a great one if everyone would cooperate...but therein lies the problem. I don't foresee anyone being able to get that level of cooperation from all the countries in the world.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Only God can fix this mess. I'll keep praying. Thanks for your comment spalladino.
• United States
1 Oct 08
I think of it like this, there is a this amount a money to be spent. We can either spend it on helping people out in the housing department or spend it on war. I am sure there is plenty of other things to spend it on but that just isn't on our governments mind right now. People don't realize that this will help a lot of good people. My mom's cousin bought a 500k home a year ago, she can afford her mortgage so that isn't the issue but with the house market crashing, the house is now worth only 200k. This would not have happen under any normal circumstances. So if she needed to sell her home she would be screwed. The bailout would of made up the difference in the house value that was lost.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Thanks for responding prinzess.