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Subject:  Re: Republicans Never Waste Money On Miltary Date:  10/9/2012  11:51 PM
Author:  N56629 Number:  1822792 of 2229845

"that was a bipartisan bill... both Dems and Republicans signed off on refurbishing those tanks."

So it was a 50/50 Rep/Dem?

"To be exact, 173 House members - Democrats and Republicans - sent a letter April 20 to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, urging him to continue supporting their decision to produce more tanks.

That's right. Lawmakers who frequently and loudly proclaim that presidents should listen to generals when it comes to battlefield decisions are refusing to take its own advice.

If the U.S. pauses tank production and refurbishment it will hurt the nation's industrial economy, lawmakers say."

These politicians are all supporting their own states. Obviously they have no military reasoning behind their decisions.
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