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  •  I can think of a fat target (18+ / 0-)

    that seldom gets talked about in budgetary terms—contractors. In all of those billions, there must be enough money to help pay veteran's benefits. If nothing else, charge them a windfall-profits tax. They made, and continue to make, a lot of money.

    "The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice." Richard K. Morgan

    by sceptical observer on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 03:24:31 PM PST

    •  Link-Defense contractors fight budget cuts (3+ / 0-)

      http://www.pogo.org/...

      In their campaign to stop reductions in Pentagon spending and protect their profits, big defense contractors are spending millions on studies, rallies, and lobbying Congress with the false claim that defense cuts will result in the loss of more than 1 million American jobs. But Pentagon contractors’ threats to send layoff notices to thousands of employees in the days preceding the Presidential election are political stunts. The public has a right to know the truth behind the rhetoric and fear mongering.

      "The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice." Richard K. Morgan

      by sceptical observer on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 04:35:27 PM PST

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      •  certainly not 1 million jobs would be lost (0+ / 0-)

        but perhaps many tens of thousands, or even a hundred thousand or more, over the long term. But cuts in any program will likely mean job losses. We have to decide what our priorities are, and what we can do to strengthen the economy so that people who lose jobs can find work again.

        "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

        by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 04:55:55 PM PST

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