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Defense contractors say "Thank You" to Republican & Democrat voters.

By HEY YOU   Jul 14, 9:29pm   154 views   3 comments   watch (1)   quote

source contracts.The National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, is practically the only bill Congress passes on time every year. The last 50 NDAAs, which authorize funds and set policy for the Department of Defense, have reached the presidents desk without a holdup. Education, healthcare, and jobs can wait, but supporting the troops actually, supporting the defense contractors who make the weapons must never face a delay. The bill even goes through a regular process, with dozens of amendments and bipartisan votes. Its like nothing else in Washington.This years version of the NDAA, whichauthorizes

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1     Jul 14, 10:09pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

have you heard of the Fat Leonard scandal?

we posted this on the aircraft carrier thread a few weeks ago

most of the "defense" spending is just pork barrel corruption and jobs programs for military parasites and thieving corporations

2   BayAreaObserver   Jul 15, 3:02am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

In related news...Congress again moves to prevent new round of military base closures.

Ignoring the recommendations of the Pentagon, and budget proposals by Presidents of both parties, the Congress is again poised to approve legislation this year that blocks any effort by the Department of Defense to get rid of excess military installations, blocking efforts that the Army, Navy and Air Force say would save them billions of dollars in the future.

Working on a major defense policy bill on Thursday, the House voted 248-175 to reject an effort to strip out language that blocks the Pentagon from even considering a new round of military base closures, known officially as “Base Realignment and Closure,” or BRAC.

“Quite honestly, we may not have enough capacity and infrastructure to meet our current needs and our needs going forward as we look at the threats from Russia, China, Iran,” and other nations, said Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA).

But those arguments are at odds with the assessment of the Pentagon, which has asked Congress repeatedly for the authority to consolidate its domestic base structure, arguing it has as much as twenty percent excess overhead.

The vote divided both parties – 95 Republicans joined with 80 Democrats to vote in favor of letting the Pentagon weed out unneeded bases, while 140 Republicans joined 108 Democrats in opposing that.

The last round of base closures in the U.S. came in 2005.

“We cannot afford for parochial interests to get in the way of what is in the best interests of our troops,” argued Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA). “We need a BRAC.”

3   HEY YOU   Jul 17, 8:47am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Herb says

most of the "defense" spending is just pork barrel corruption and jobs programs for military parasites and thieving corporations

Why don't I ever get a slice of bacon,they have always enjoy spending my money?

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