Two never-finished Navy ships headed to scrap yard 300 million down the drain.

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    They are the two ships no one wanted, almost constantly embroiled in one dispute or another for the past 25 years. The two Navy behemoths have never gone on a mission, were never even completed, yet they cost taxpayers at least $300 million.

    Now the vessels, the Benjamin Isherwood and the Henry Eckford, are destined to leave Virginia waters for good and be scrapped at a Texas salvage yard, with no money coming back to the U.S. Treasury.


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    We could cut our mililtary budget by 25% just by cutting waste.
     
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    we could cut our medicare budget by 25% by just cutting waste.

    damn , that was easy...;)
     
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    Yep we could. we do not need to buy scooters and such, and lets put some teeth in medicare fraud laws.
    Make the fine 200% of the money defrauded so it is not just a cost of doing business.
     
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    They should rename the ships, the "Republican" and the "Democrat".

    We could cut all government spending by a third if we eliminated waste fraud and abuse. That would make for a pretty tax cut indeed.
     
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    Navy soaks up too much of the military budget as it is

    They haven't done any real fighting in 65 years
     
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    Just one example of why you are a fucking idiot.

     
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    well I have to agree on one thing, that Hoveround gig? brother, you know how much medicare pays for one of those?

    Power Wheelchairs & Mobility Power Chairs | Hoveround
     
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    War takes money from productive Americans and gives it to arms manufacturers and. increasingly, private armies. The lie in Iraq will cost $3 trillion, Afghanistan will consume half a trillion dollars and Libya looks to haul in its first billion by September.

    Fifty percent of discretionary spending goes to the Pentagon which is nothing but a massive transfer of wealth into the hands of a few already rich Americans while the majority of their countrymen lack sufficient jobs, health care and housing, not to mention retirement security.

    Debt Political Theater Diverts Attention While Americans&#039; Wealth Is Stolen | Common Dreams
     
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    tell it to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines when they can't use the south china sea without permission from the Chinese....:rolleyes:
     

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