Cut the Budget, Put the Military to work

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    When I went to nam we made our own base camps, dug our own bunkers, made showers, and had our own cooks, mine sweepers, security, etc. That is what you did when you weren't in the jungle killing gooks. And you went on major operations and you did it out in the killing fields, digging, cooking, washed clothes in rivers, etc.

    So what the fuck is wrong with our military today? They got way to much time on their hands to think about the wrong crap. There are more contractors with boots on the ground in Afghanistan than US Troops. Cut the budget and get rid of all those corrupt corporations that have our lazy assed soldiers sitting on their butts and marking time. Bring in Army Engineers that can do the work for a fraction of what Haliburton does.:clap2:
     
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    Contractors exist because the Government cut back on all the support billets. Hell even the technicians can not work on half the gear because the Government won't pay to teach them the techniques.

    Someone convinced the Government it was cheaper to contract the work then to use troops. In some respects that is true, for example on Lejeune the mess halls are almost exclusively run by contract help. Every year or 2 the base has a new contract process and the mess halls change hands as contractors underbid each other.

    My wife worked in a mess hall for years out there until the process finally cost her her pay. You see the first way to "save" money on the contract is to cut the employees pay and fire some. Then all the current employees have a choice, work for less or have no job at all. And you get few raises because ever year or 2 the contract gets changed.
     
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    Balloonin' the debt, killin' jobs...
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    Obama Budget Doubles National Debt to $26.3 Trillion in 10 Years
    Monday, February 14, 2011 – If the federal budget released by President Barack Obama today is implemented, it will double the national debt over the next 10 years. The current national debt is $13.56 trillion (end of FY 2010). By the end of 2021, that debt would rise to $26.3 trillion under the White House budget.
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    CBO: Obamacare Will Kill 800,000 Jobs Over Decade
    Monday, February 14, 2011 – On the same day that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was chiding House Republicans over job creation, the director of the Congressional Budget Office was testifying in the House Budget Committee that the health-care law President Barack Obama signed last year will kill about 800,000 American jobs over the next decade.
     

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