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Old 02-03-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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No new procurement, just upgrades.
The average tank is 2 1/2 years old, upgrade for the sake of work. Wouldn't the money be better spent on training, compensation, and other areas where the need is real? As always, the military is prepared for the last war, although even that is a stretch. Tanks were useful in Iraq for a month. Its like me taking my two month old car back to the dealer for new tires.

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Old 02-03-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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The end of the tank? The Army says it doesn



Congress gave the Army $320 million more than requested for tank programs in 2014. Why should anybody take the GOP leadership seriously about the deficit when they are forcing the military to spend money it doesn't want? The GOP House version was actually larger than the conference final version.
Ever watch when they proposed cuts for air craft that Pelosi insisted they order or base cuts when those reduce defense democrats fight cuts to bases in their area or state. They all do it.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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Ever watch when they proposed cuts for air craft that Pelosi insisted they order or base cuts when those reduce defense democrats fight cuts to bases in their area or state. They all do it.
Man, base closure is a whole other commotion. Its insane.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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[quote=Grsz11;33295670]They have to spend the money exactly how Congress says. Some of that may be maintaining existing ones that will never be used, but mostly its buying new ones that will just sit.[/quote]



If history continues to repeat itself, we will gift them to other nations so they will "like" the U.S. on Face Book.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Press Release | Press Releases | Newsroom | U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania
You will notice that Casey is a DEM. There are plenty of Dems on board with waste, including buying tanks that the army doesn't want.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
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Ever watch when they proposed cuts for air craft that Pelosi insisted they order or base cuts when those reduce defense democrats fight cuts to bases in their area or state. They all do it.
The big one I saw was C-130's which the military has said they have way to many of and don't want more of. Those are built in Georgia not California so, no, it's not Pelosi who is the problem here no matter how badly you wish it. I'm sure she has her own set of sins but that's not the case in this example.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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Senators who backed Syria resolution got 83 per cent more defense lobby money than those who voted against it, campaign finance numbers show
Not surprisingly war profiteers favor chicken hawks who promise war when it comes to deciding who they will bribe. The example you stated is from the last year but if you look at the last 30 years, without a doubt, defense contractors/war profiteers really have favored Republicans heavily. As I said, Democrats do the same thing but for a different set of special interests. No one has said it is all the fault of one party just that the two parties have different sets of pay masters and when it comes to military spending the Republicans are the ones who are deep in the pockets of these companies.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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This is just as bad as any other wasteful spending that our government does. Both sides are horrible about it.
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