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  •  The more we cut Defense the better (0+ / 0-)

    We don't have to build weapons, we can build roads and bridges and schools and hospitals.  If we did that, we'd be spreading the money around and not concentrating it in a few states that live off the military spending.  For that matter, we ought to be spreading the federal jobs around and not concentrating them all in expensive cost of living areas like DC suburbs.    

    •  Well hold on now, some of the defense spending (1+ / 0-)
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      MrAnon

      coming from the defense department actually can help in the creation of manufacturing jobs:

      http://www.dailykos.com/...  

      That's why I want specifics.  

      Funny Stuff at http://www.funnyordie.com/oresmas

      by poopdogcomedy on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 12:16:53 PM PST

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      •  Well according WAPO breakdown (0+ / 0-)

        Virginia loses 96,000 Defense jobs and Minnesota loses 2,000.  The money is heavily concentrated in a few states at the expense of the others and we aren't manufacturing anything that people need.  I mean do I buy tanks and missiles?  This money is pure waste to me and my neighbors.  Why do I have to subsidize building stupid useless stuff?  They could have bailed out Maytag in Iowa and built washing machines.  

    •  they're gonna cut military staff (0+ / 0-)

      not bullshit weapons programs.  They're gonna make sure their leash holders get theirs.

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