The Defense Industry layoffs begin!

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    Nearly 600 more for the unemployment line. Just in time for the election. Explain this Obama!

     
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    It's going to be difficult, if not impossible, to balance the budget if we don't cut back on defense spending.

    List of countries by military expenditures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Are you aware that the U.S. spends 41% of the world's total defense expenditures? We spend $711 billion annually on defense. That's 5 times what the #2 country (China) spends on defense. How do you consider that sustainable, in the longterm? Particularly when we have a 1.6 trillion deficit?

    Would it work in your house to keep spending money you didn't have as your debt continued to expand exponentially?
     
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    Not one senator, representative, or staffer was laid off. Not one vacation cancelled, not one insurance premium pitched in on, and not one offer to take a pay cut. Yet they all look at Obama and say, this is your fault. Apparantly our elected officials need their inflated salaries and pensions more than out military. This isn't a one man show.
     
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    We actually spend closer to $1 trillion on defense expenses. I don't believe the $711 billion includes funding for Homeland Security or veteran's benefits. This is one of the biggest issues with making cuts in spending. Everybody agrees we need them, but everyone wants someone else's program cut and not their own, and that includes the righties who are demanding the largest amount of cuts. They have taken defense off the table for cuts, and in fact are promoting increases in spending.
     
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    Hospital/clinics are laying off here.

    More than 100 people in our small community.
     
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    Cut the defense budget in HALF. Get these parasites off the government payroll. Use the money saved for things that benefit America - not warmongering.
     
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    Hey, maybe they will finally get all of the retired generals, collecting six figure pensions, off the consultant payroll.
     
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    So, you favor Keynesian economic policy, stimulus spending etc.

    Because most people are concerned about the national debt.

    Our Navy is so big, you could fit the next seven navies inside it.

    The f-35 alone accounts 1 trillion of our 16 trillion dollar deficit.
     
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    Like checks to American Indians on reservations who do nothing all day like you? What was it $2,000 a month that you get?
     
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