Military Waste Should Be Priority 1

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    I think before we start tearing into social security, medicare, and medicaid, we need to look at the waste in military spending. Until I had this job, I didn't realize there are ten civilians and contract employees behind every person in uniform and only about four of them do any actual work. The software I saw was cumbersome and it took more people to maintain it than any value garnered. Not only that, it was poorly implemented and updates and tweeks were avoided because it cost a million dollars for any small change due to the hoops contractors have to jump through due to military specs. I asked how are we supposed to quickly manufacture weapons when the system is so convoluted to be answered, "oh, we'd just have to drop the system and do it manually". How stupid is that? The idea is to be able to replenish faster than the adversary. We need to clean house asap!
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    You think that's something, we pay the Taliban to guard our convoy's out to remote outposts in Afghanistan. I thought these are the guys we're fighting? Now we pay them for security duty? I guess if the check clears, they won't shoot at us.
     
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    Hey, here's a good example:

    Muslim Brotherhood inherits U.S. war gear - Washington Times

    Just another example of how we shoot ourselves in the fucking foot by sticking our fucking noses in the fucking affairs of other fucking countries.

    But I guess that's okay, because we're "exceptional" and all. Now that we've armed them, now that they may be "dangerous", we can go in and blow the living shit out of the place.

    Great stuff.

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    I honestly think the world of those brave soldiers over there, but we need to get the hell out and just find and drone the crazies! We need to rebuild our infrastructure with the money we're spending to try to buy the hearts and minds of people who hate us. It's never worked.
     
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    Sourcing the Washington Times..is basically not such a good idea.

    But the overall meme is correct.

    Arming the world may be good for the pocketbook..initially.

    But it bodes badly for the overall world economy if everyone is shooting at each other.
     
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    EVERY taxpayer funded program should be under the microsope... not a doubt in my mind that the federal budget (if we actually had one) could easily be slashed by 20% - 30%.
     
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    ^^^ This.
     
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    No need for a military at all......

    At least not until AFTER weve been attacked....................Lol
     
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    All waste should be targeted.... BUT... The military is something constitutionally charged for the federal government to do... Entitlements should be heavily targeted for elimination BEYOND waste
     

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