Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cut DOD Spending? Easy!!

Jeremy imparts some wisdom.

...I agree we should be talking about the total level of spending on defense. But the question of we spend is very closely related to how much we spend. Transforming defense spending so that it is primarily directed toward programs that defense officials feel are necessary and appropriate, seems like a step in the right direction. The alternative, and current reality, is that many defense projects are directed, or kept alive long after their usefulness, due to intervention by congressman because the projects benefit their districts.

Does the name "Murtha" come to mind? Or the perennial boat-building war between Connecticut and Mississippi/Louisiana?

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