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  •  Because it's a democracy (0+ / 0-)

    Military spending creates huge amounts of local jobs and wealth.  Thus Congressmen and Senators will fight tooth and nail to support military spending in their districts/states.  Since defense contractors are all over the place, this means a pretty large number of districts and states.

    Presidents need to win a lot of those too, and shutting down such good local jobs is a quick way to lose that support and lose Electoral Votes.

    This is not unique to the military industry though.  Look at all the subsidies/tax breaks for farming and fossil fuels.

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