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  •  Eat your tanks, military or (5+ / 0-)

    you won't get any of the things you do want. The kings of the sequester would appear to want to waste as much money as possible. Why am I not surprised?

    We have only just begun and none too soon.

    by global citizen on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 10:39:53 AM PDT

    •  It really does make sense.... (3+ / 0-)
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      SilentBrook, global citizen, skod

      It has been the goal of the Libertarian/Tea Party members in Congress to KILL THE GOVERNMENT. Since they can't just pass legislation to close the government they are doing the next best thing and that is to STARVE the government from any incoming revenue. They know that money spent on fixing the infrastructure helps the economy recover which means eventually more incoming revenue for the government. Simply because infrastructure spending puts the greatest amount of cash out into the surrounding communities. Whereas building of specialized military equipment doesn't have the same widespread community enrichment as that associated with infrastructure construction.

      So insistance on the Abrams Tank not only benefits certain Congressional districts for Congressional representatives, it also help to financially weaken the government faster, which brings extreme pleasure to the Libertarian/Tea Party members of Congress.  

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