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  •  Dont do that... be reality based (7+ / 0-)

    Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown is pushing for more tanks as well.  

    This is about parochialism, not partisanship, and we would be lying through our progressive TEETH to try and say this is a GOP thing.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 12:30:24 PM PDT

    •  To Clarify, This is About Hypocrisy (4+ / 0-)
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      HeyMikey, TXdem, Dogs are fuzzy, kurt

      As the diary notes "Congressmen from both parties" are involved in this effort.  You're absolutely right that Sherrod Brown is part of the campaign to keep those Ohio jobs.

      But the bigger point here is that the same GOP deficit hawks who held the debt ceiling hostage and forced the sequester in order to avoid a first-ever U.S. default are taking a lead role in clamoring for this defense spending the Pentagon itself does not want.

      •  Barney Frank: "weaponized Keynesianism." (0+ / 0-)

        The idea that government spending is a legitimate way to create jobs is, to the GOP, obviously false.

        Unless they're military-industrial-complex jobs; then it's obviously true.

        "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

        by HeyMikey on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 12:49:26 PM PDT

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