Absurd Military Waste

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  1. Luddly Neddite
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    The top heaviness of the military was always an issue for the entire 20 years I was active duty. That it has become even more top heavy is outrageous.

    There is also absolutely no justification for continuing the war level kind of spending that took off after 9/11.

    One war is over, and the other is winding down. Continuing on the spending is completely indefensible.

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    Government = Waste

    But funny you don't see whacko Salon pointing at the waste in entitlements or agencies that cater to their voter group, now do you??
     
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    I think each side of the aisle goes overboard protecting their own sacred cows.

    We need deep cuts in both entitlement and defense spending, period.

    I cannot take anyone seriously who believes otherwise.

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    it will be interesting, after the country goes over the cliff if the stock market will not go up a few hundred points.
     
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    Oh no.....the Air Force Academy has a golf course that people pay to use.....oh the horror!!! How dare they have a golf course for military to spend R&R on their days off??? They even pay dues to play there, amazing.

    The AF Academy Golf Course is nowhere near the Broadmoor in quality or proximity.....idiots.

    Oh no....4-star Generals and Admirals fly on C-40 jets like Senators, Congressmen, the SecDef, POTUS, VPOTUS, etc. Well, when one needs to be in DC for a meeting with the POTUS, the 4-star doesn't get on a pubic plane in his uniform for security and safety reasons in addition to time schedules.

    These 4-stars run billion dollar organizations responsible for defending the USA....the OP's pathetic life doesn't measure up, so he is jealous.

    Sure some of the GO/FO numbers should be trimmed down, but it's not like they don't work compared to many people in Congress with bigger staffs and more vacations.
     
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    We are spending twice as much as pre-9/11.

    There simply is no justification for continuing that kind of war level spending.

    None.

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    This has a remarkable resemblance to the housing bubble:

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    And I, for one, have said this all along.. DoD should be audited.. find and eliminate waste, stop paying contractors who are in breech, eliminate redundant projects and programs, etc... but remember that the fed is actually constitutionally charged with national defense.. it is not charged to be a nanny for everyone's personal needs, which is why I would support deeper cuts in entitlements (personal and corporate) including complete elimination of the programs
     

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