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  •  Pentagon Cuts (2+ / 0-)
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    This year is when the Pentagon cuts are supposed to take effect. Those are the silver lining in this despicable self-mutilation. When do we at least get those?

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 04:48:58 PM PST

    •  There were Pentagon cuts last year as well (1+ / 0-)
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      Bridge Master

      The Defense cuts expand this year as do cuts in social safety net programs.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 05:07:16 PM PST

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    •  We won't. (3+ / 0-)
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      cany, snoopydawg, 3goldens

      We'll agree to steeper cuts in social services in order to protect the military budget.

      You know it's true.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 06:25:31 PM PST

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      •  However (0+ / 0-)

        Defense contractors have millions of low level employees and millions of subcontractors (I've been one). They also have contracts with Energy, Education, NIH, Transportation. I'm not expert enough to know how many ordinary people will be hurt by defense cuts, and of course I believe Defense should be cut, but unintended consequences.

        I suddenly started a blog. http://jglookups.blogspot.com/.

        by JG in MD on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 06:14:22 AM PST

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        •  All the better since we all know (1+ / 0-)
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          that social services don't benefit anyone.  Well, nobody worth the money.  Right?

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 06:32:07 AM PST

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