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View Diary: Reid: Social Security cuts for defense sequester relief would be a 'stupid trade' (255 comments)

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    We need to recognize that the defense industry is a massive jobs entitlement program, strip mining the wealth of a generation into useless pursuits.  It can't be downsized without huge economic pain.

    But, if the funds, brains, material resources, and sweat of that generation had been used for socially beneficial programs like alternative renewable energy or high speed rail, we'd at least have accumulated some lasting benefits other than mothball fleets of tanks sitting in the desert waiting for the USSR war with Europe.

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