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Subject: Re: Pat Buchanan: Conservative Discontent Date: 12/12/2012 1:11 PM
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Military complex is just like anything else run by the military, run by good old boys and girls who give favors to cronies and hire alot of incompetents to run things and have layers and layers of management. If they cleaned up all the waste in all govt spending, it would be a good thing but it ain't going to happen.....so don't just single out the military for wasterful spending brewer.

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There is certainly wasteful spending in the military just like there is in other gubmint expenditures. My question was more on the absolute size of the military and related spending than to do with waste/fraud/whatever. Its not clear to what we get for our money by, for example, maintaining bases in western Europe. Similarly, I would be hard-pressed to point to tangible benefits for the average citizen or the country as a whole stemming from our adventures in Iraq and Afghan. But these things sure did run up the budget and debt.
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