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  •  They elected pro defense spending Senators (2+ / 0-)
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    VClib, kurt

    Inouye and Akaka for decades.

    •  Yes and Hanabusa wants to continue (0+ / 0-)

      Actually Akaka voted against the invasion of Iraq.

      So maybe they bring home the bacon but they don't go whole hog for increasing the budget for drone contractors and the militarization of space like this bill does.

      •  The Iraq war didn't bring jobs to Hawaii (1+ / 0-)
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        •  Not everyone here is willing to... (0+ / 0-)

          I'm trying to figure out what jobs.  You know, right, that most soldiers on Hawai'i military bases come from elsewhere.

          Hawai'i doesn't have an unemployment problem.

          What we DO have is infrastructure problems like a failing sewage system in Honolulu that results in disastrous spills (one which actually killed a person who fell into the yacht harbor after a spill)

          Building military bases for "jobs" is one of the most expensive and useless ways to do it.

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