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    Re: US military cutbacks

    If the military spent money efficiently, we could stand to lose a lot of funding while simultaneously gaining ability.

    Just focusing on the dollar amount is not the answer. There need to be fundamental changes to how that money gets spent.
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    If the military spent money efficiently, we could stand to lose a lot of funding while simultaneously gaining ability.

    Just focusing on the dollar amount is not the answer. There need to be fundamental changes to how that money gets spent.
    But oddly - they never seem to cut it where it really counts.
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Yeah, yeah, cut spending while bulding another canoe?

    USS GERALD R. FORD: A Close Look At The Single Most Expensive Piece Of Military Hardware Ever

    Read more: A close look at the USS Gerald R. Ford
    That's what I'm saying, this isn't much of a cut.
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    I hope it is done slowly because I don't think the economy would react well to a lot of soldiers suddenly looking for private sector work. We may cut military costs only to increase unemployment/welfare costs.
    The American Jobs Act that the GOP blocked included a provision to offer tax credits to employers that hire Veterans.
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Actually we do have liberal candidates running for President its just that they are in third parties.
    Now all you have to do is wait until society evolves enough to have a majority that would vote for a liberal as president.

    On Topic: I don't think that the cuts are going to do as much damage as everyone is saying they are. At end of the day even with these cuts, the US still has the power to protect itself and its allies.
    No doubt about that, we will still be spending almost as much as we were at the end of the Bush Administration and Bush nearly doubled military spending.
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The American Jobs Act that the GOP blocked included a provision to offer tax credits to employers that hire Veterans.
    It also would have raised income taxes so that kinda offsets itself huh?
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    It also would have raised income taxes so that kinda offsets itself huh?
    How many millionaire Veterans do you think that would affect???
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    How many millionaire Veterans do you think that would affect???
    I don't know, but I know it would effect the guys employing them.
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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Yeah, we know. The 'trickle down' theory. Not even Republicans believe that pile of horse manure any more.

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    Re: US military cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I don't know, but I know it would effect the guys employing them.
    Have you actually read anything about the American Jobs Act???

    All I see are things to help businesses, as well as Veterans:

    Fact Sheet: The American Jobs Act | The White House
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