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Old 04-30-2013, 08:27 AM   #21
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Well, why in the **** are so many tanks being shoved down the Army's throat


Because some individuals in Congress represent districts that benefit from the production of tanks. Halting production or even decreasing production poses an economic threat that could lead to lost business and unemployment in said districts.

Congress is telling the Military how to spend their money because they want it spent in their home towns. The Military would rather spend it based on strategic value and need.
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Well, when we stop giving airplanes to Egypt, we can talk about cutting our own toys. If you are going to cut the fat, you don't start from the top.
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Defense spending more than doubled after we went to war in the Middle East. With 1/2 of the wars concluded, spending is down next to nothing from the peak. Someone's gotta get rich as long as we still have Americans dying in a war, right?
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Well, when we stop giving airplanes to Egypt, we can talk about cutting our own toys. If you are going to cut the fat, you don't start from the top.
Yeah, it's the $1.5 billion to Egypt each year that's causing the deficit, not the hundreds of billions in wasteful spending in our own programs
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:43 AM   #25
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Yet in the case of the Abrams tank, there's a bipartisan push to spend an extra $436 million on a weapon the experts explicitly say is not needed.
So why are you focusing on conservatives BJ?

Or were you so busy getting your lib panties rustled that you posted this without even reading the article and realizing both parties are responsible for this "mistake"?
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So why are you focusing on conservatives BJ?
Considering your love for Newt Gingrich, you of all people should know the importance of focusing on BJs.
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Yeah, it's the $1.5 billion to Egypt each year that's causing the deficit, not the hundreds of billions in wasteful spending in our own programs
Thats not the point.
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Thats not the point.
You're random complaining about funds sent to Egypt is the post not on point with this thread. We spend more unnecessary money on the DoD than the entirety of the foreign aid budget. To ignore that and complain about foreign aid spending is like bitching about a sink dripping while a hurricane takes the roof off your house and floods the house.
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Finally people agree with me. The DoD is overinflated with funding.
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Finally people agree with me. The DoD is overinflated with funding.
It isn't the number of dollars that bothers me so much as the fact that that level of spending is unnecessary and often used for purchases the DoD doesn't even want.
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Conservative Republicans shove tanks down Army's throat.

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I won't argue with you on that for a single second... Hell I'd like to personal slashed as well. The overhead is outrageous


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Yeah, it's the $1.5 billion to Egypt each year that's causing the deficit, not the hundreds of billions in wasteful spending in our own programs
There is always going to be waste and inefficiency with the govt.
But we could start with aid to Egypt. Israel (6BN ?) a year. As well as the extortion money we give to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Did you know we STILL give money to China every year for economic development ?

We could also remove our troops from Germany and stop subsidizing their defense budget with our troops.

We could save lots of money if we had politicians with any backbone.
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There is always going to be waste and inefficiency with the govt.
But we could start with aid to Egypt. Israel (6BN ?) a year. As well as the extortion money we give to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Did you know we STILL give money to China every year for economic development ?

We could also remove our troops from Germany and stop subsidizing their defense budget with our troops.

We could save lots of money if we had politicians with any backbone.
we give Israel money so that they can use it to buy military equipment from us. More corporate welfare.
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we give Israel money so that they can use it to buy military equipment from us. More corporate welfare.
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