That's not even arguing that small business owners are most hurt by artificially inflated wages.
Germany was suffering from the global recession just like every country but the socialist government chose Keynesian stimulus to try to save the economy. Social upheaval was already fomenting from the loss of jobs but hyperinflation contributed to the social upheaval. Hyperinflation is caused by loss of investor confidence. We use fiat currency based on the trust in value. Overspending decreases trust in a currency. Just look at Greece's woes based on overspending and lack of revenue. Greece's social upheaval was also partly due to a recession and overspending. In both these cases the roots are just the opposite order chain of events then you mentioned.
Anyway. I take the time to refute closed-system people saying things like stupid right wingers, not for your benefit, but for others reading it. If you're reduced to ad hominem attacks against 51% of the country then you're mind is made up, which is fine. Some kids, learning in public schools, have no idea about the bias in public. They might have no idea some people want the government to stop "helping." But since no one benefits from reading this you can have the last word. I won't argue anymore.
Those are OMB numbers. The military budget is part of discretionary spending. Most the social programs are mandatory spending. We spend way more of our budget on social programs combined than the military.
I'm not interested in arguing whether the balance is correct. Hopefully seeing the real numbers gives you a better insight that your idea of the budget is orders of magnitude wrong.
Russia has one aircraft carrier and China has at least one being refurbished from Russia. http://rt.com/news/china-super...
Since the 2014 election the only congressional representatives that are Democrats are Progressives. Greens, liberals, progressives, government unions all vote Democratic. The reason Congressional Democrat's voting record might look center right is because the absolute majority of America is center right. The modestly watered down progressive goal of government run Healthcare caused a huge repudiation of the Democrat's fortunes. America does not want progressive policies that's why Democrats in Congress can't push the ideas.
Ask the Weimar republic how spending out of a recession helps. Or better yet, we just had a huge stimulus. Did that get us out of a recession?
Your argument about external costs in welfare is hard to agree with when no one pays the full budget deficit anyway. If both progressives and conservatives agreed to a balanced budget and we agreed to a compromise on the size of the safety net and size of the military and then raised revenues to match expenditures then I'd agree this is a problem. I think inherently, progressives are worried that if Americans knew the total cost of these expanded welfare programs they wouldn't want them.
But progressives want it both ways. They want to complain that current minimum wage laws are putting people on welfare and then they want to raise welfare poverty level requirements to add more people. That seems like the bigger issue than poor people affording vegetables at Walmart.
Because rightwingers are too stupid to figure out that if you allow companies to outsource most of their wagebill to the taxpayer then you are getting cheaper goods DESPITE the goods having a lower sticker-price. You're just paying the difference via a rather inefficient middle-man called the government.
Us stupid right wingers didn't ask Jonathan Gruber to draft an unsustainable health care bill. Nor did we ask the Federal government to raise food stamp access to multiple times above the poverty level. Maybe you're trolling but I think you meant "getting more expensive goods DESPITE the goods having a lower sticker price. You could possibly be right if there wasn't a deficit.