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  •  I worry about the loss of manufacturing jobs when (1+ / 0-)
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    we talk about cutting the bloated defense budget. For better or worse,they represent about 9% of America's manufacturing jobs.

    This 2010 Report states that there are 1,050,618 workers employed in ten categories of military manufacturing. Aerospace employs the largest  number - 480,668. The small arms category employs the least - 143.

    The Census data shows about 10,000 employees in firearms manufacturing during 2010, so yeah... the civilian market is huge compared to military production.

    Then there's this article on the $19 million in tax subsidies granted to companies that assault rifles.

    Have you noticed?
    Politicians who promise LESS government
    only deliver BAD government.

    by jjohnjj on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 08:56:48 AM PST

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