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Subject:  Re: About cutting spending? Just kidding Date:  4/29/2013  10:14 AM
Author:  lindytoes Number:  1873968 of 1976576

Like this? Why don't politicians just admit it - keeping wasteful military spending is all about jobs.

http://onlineathens.com/national-news/2013-04-28/army-says-n...
Army says no to more tanks, but Congress insists

Keeping the Abrams production line rolling protects businesses and good paying jobs in congressional districts where the tank's many suppliers are located.

If there's a home of the Abrams, it's politically important Ohio. The nation's only tank plant is in Lima. So it's no coincidence that the champions for more tanks are Rep. Jim Jordan and Sen. Rob Portman, two of Capitol's Hill most prominent deficit hawks, as well as Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. They said their support is rooted in protecting national security, not in pork-barrel politics.
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