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39 Dems, 24 GOP Vote To Continue Military Waste

When the vote was cast, it became clear that fighting wasteful military spending is not a clearly partisan issue. 39 Democrats, 24 Republicans and 1 independent voted against cutting the unwanted C-17 planes from the military budget.

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Social Security Trouble Solved With More Peaceful Budget

If the United States were to reduce its military spending to 20 percent of its current level, the result would be 568.8 billion dollars in savings every year. That would be more than enough to make up for gaps in the projected budget of Social Security for as far as anyone could project, and to keep Medicare and Medicaid financially solid far into the future as well.

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The Supermajority That Never Was

It was supposed to be that nobody in the Senate could stop the Democrats, but that perspective presumed that the Democrats would be a cohesive, meaningful voting bloc ready to follow through on the Democrat Party’s promises of reform. As the problems with Carl Levin’s F-22 amendment show, that voting bloc has yet to materialize.

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F-22 Waste Exposed At New Depths

Imagine if the government hired a worker to commute 17 hours before coming to work for one hour, and then driving back home for 17 hours again. Republicans would be up in arms about the waste. Yet, every Republican on the House Armed Services Committee has voted in favor of spending more money on buying F-22 jet fighters.

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Con Game Behind DDG 1000 Military Waste

The Pentagon increases a huge spending program by 50 percent, and then claims to be ending the program’s waste. The 2010 military budget proposed by the Obama Administration is full of little maneuvers like this.

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Proposed Military Spending Increase

The research budget of the Littoral Combat Ship has ballooned from 856 million dollars to 2.1 billion dollars. Even as the first two ships are being deployed, not all of the ship’s “critical technologies” are described as “fully mature”. The Navy has also described the mere act of putting the Littoral Combat Ship into the water as a “major risk” to its design. How would you like to be sent out to sea on that ship in wartime?

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Jet Skis Are For Wimps

Look to the canoeists andkayakers. While the jet skiers sit and bend their wrists, people who go by canoe and kayak put their whole bodies into it. They’re pulling through the water with their chests, their backs, their arms, and even using their legs. They’re tight. They’re hard. They’ve got the circulation it takes to really perform.

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Save Jobs! Fund The P-34 Lickbox Fighter!

When the P-34 Lickbox Fighter is subjected to an attempted attack, it will divide into 50 robots, each a few feet in height. These robots will quickly disperse, engaging in a random array of possible behaviors…

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