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  •  Primarily in an attempt to free up defense money; (15+ / 0-)

    The base closures were needed as a national policy, though it hurt many communities - but NONE of the peace divident made it to projects outside the MIC, the Defense Department budget continued to rise, the money was shifted away from communities that really needed the business to the big defense contractors, NONE bigger than Haliburton, plus the ones that built cool  new ways to kill people like Northrup, TRW etc.

    "How can the United States be the Greatest Nation ever if its the only modern nation where citizens hold bake sales to pay for life saving medical care?" Single payer is coming but how many people will die before it becomes the only solution?

    by 4CasandChlo on Mon May 09, 2011 at 10:05:38 AM PDT

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    •  How many hundreds (3+ / 0-)

      of military bases do we have overseas that can afford to be closed? WW II ended over sixty years ago--why do we need to spend hundreds of billions a year to maintain bases in Europe and Japan? we spent sixty + years and how many trillions of dollars "defending" Germany and Korea from Communism while they skated and built themselves into not allies but economic competitors. If Korea can build Hyundais, then they can build their own tanks and planes and man them with their own personnel on their own taxpayers' dime. Am I right? Why are we taxpayers paying through the nose to help out our competition who undermine American workers with lower pay and less stringent regulations?

      Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

      by drewfromct on Mon May 09, 2011 at 11:40:20 AM PDT

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