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View Diary: Do we really need 10 obsolete aircraft carriers? (159 comments)

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  •  Time, effort and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$4 (0+ / 0-)

    We do not have enough $$$$$.  To govern is to choose and as long as we must choose more war power than the next dozen nations combined we are not going to have enough money to meet the needs at home.  

    •  Carriers are not what is driving the DoD budget (1+ / 0-)
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      Senor Unoball

      When Pres Bush 43 took office in 2001 we had 12 carrier IIRC and we spent something like $300B/year on defense. Under his watch DoD spending doubled and the carrier fleet went down from 12 to 11. So it is not the carrier fleet that is responsible for this spending surge.

      Your concern is valid but you've singled out the wrong culprit.

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