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    War Department by 30 or 40 or 50% would be terrific, but a lot of the expense there is in fixed costs--pensions, medical care and so on.

    Those can't be cut, although it would be nice to see some reductions in the useless and very expensive mechanical toys that various congresscritters endorse because of the revenue stream to their districts. Oh, and the waste in outsourcing to "contractors" who are paid much more up front than enlisted personnel.

    One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.--A.A. Milne

    by Mnemosyne on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 07:04:52 PM PST

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