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Somebody Should Tell Politicians that the Military Budget is for National Defense, not Pork and Political Correctness

azwayne Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 11:17 AM
When it was so easy to get this many to read and agree on the incompetenece of our government , when and how do we get the response from our congressmen where it counts?? This should be to page, first item from anything they are doing, and NOT doing. Wouldn't this be more important than another 5 weeks of vacation? When do people that pay the bills dictate the production??

I agree with George Will that it’s okay to reduce Pentagon spending. After all, the United States accounts for almost one-half of the world’s military outlays, about twice as much as the combined total of possible enemies.

But I also agree that national defense is one of the few legitimate functions of the federal government, so I want to make sure we get the most bang for the buck (no pun intended) from every penny.

That’s why I get especially irritated when I read horror stories about Pentagon waste.

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