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The Batlord 01-22-2017 02:16 PM

Theoretically I would support cutting funding to the military, but in practice I know that that would mean gutting funding to the military where I live, and since the area around here pretty much exists to support the naval base, we'd basically become a mini-Detroit. So good luck to ya'll and go to hell, cause god help me if the military budget gets slashed.

djchameleon 01-22-2017 02:21 PM

Funding to the defense budget has been cut slightly over the past 8 years and you haven't felt a dent right? So, it wouldn't be severe enough that you would even notice

The Batlord 01-22-2017 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by djchameleon (Post 1798602)
Funding to the defense budget has been cut slightly over the past 8 years and you haven't felt a dent right? So, it wouldn't be severe enough that you would even notice

Are you kidding? There was a massive scare when they were planning on possibly moving some fighter squadrons to Jacksonville when some big defense cuts were coming down the pipe. Say what you want about defense spending, but you clearly known **** all about how it will affect people in areas where defense spending means the difference between making ends meet and poverty.

elphenor 01-22-2017 02:33 PM

Democrats were willing to go as far as Merrick Garland arguably a center right justice just to do their jobs

There's absolutely nothing to indicate Trump will support leftist policy I'm really not sure why people still believe that. He lied when he gave lip service to progressive ideas and we all knew he was lying.

The only way this changes is like I said before he hates to be unpopular so make it loud and clear the majority of us do not want right wing policy

elphenor 01-22-2017 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1798606)
Are you kidding? There was a massive scare when they were planning on possibly moving some fighter squadrons to Jacksonville when some big defense cuts were coming down the pipe. Say what you want about defense spending, but you clearly known **** all about how it will affect people in areas where defense spending means the difference between making ends meet and poverty.

This is the actual reason cutting the military is so difficult

It's basically the biggest social program we have where people get paid to do work we don't need half the time

And Republicans love it

elphenor 01-22-2017 02:45 PM

If you're in the military you get single payer Healthcare and reduced cost housing and free college
Gov basically spoon feeds you for life tells you how to dress and where to go

Republicans love it

Just think about the irony in all of this it's too much for me

The Batlord 01-22-2017 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1798615)
This is the actual reason cutting the military is so difficult

It's basically the biggest social program we have where people get paid to do work we don't need half the time

And Republicans love it

Totally. Like, objectively I can not justify continuing to subsidize where I live because it basically means that you can't cut military spending simply due to the fake economic zones created by the military, but it doesn't make me want where I live to become an economic dead zone. Before the navy came my area was basically a backwater supporting longshoremen fishing for crabs, and there really isn't much to fall back on if the naval base gets gutted. I support cutting military spending but I don't want to starve.

elphenor 01-22-2017 02:58 PM

Yeah it's crazy

If we just offered these things to EVERY American (affordable housing, Healthcare, training and a job, the choice to pursue higher education) we could cut our military budget in half

It's like if this were a war of ideas and not culture Repubs would realize they agree with us

djchameleon 01-22-2017 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1798606)
Are you kidding? There was a massive scare when they were planning on possibly moving some fighter squadrons to Jacksonville when some big defense cuts were coming down the pipe. Say what you want about defense spending, but you clearly known **** all about how it will affect people in areas where defense spending means the difference between making ends meet and poverty.

The issue with the defense spending is that the money within the budget gets used the wrong way consistently. Instead of using the money to keep certain bases up and get better equipment for our troops. The money usually ends up going out the door to private contractors overseas to do some of the same jobs that our troops could be doing with better equipment.

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1798621)
Totally. Like, objectively I can not justify continuing to subsidize where I live because it basically means that you can't cut military spending simply due to the fake economic zones created by the military, but it doesn't make me want where I live to become an economic dead zone. Before the navy came my area was basically a backwater supporting longshoremen fishing for crabs, and there really isn't much to fall back on if the naval base gets gutted. I support cutting military spending but I don't want to starve.

No one is talking about starving it.

elphenor 01-22-2017 03:05 PM

No but Batlord is right

I am a military brat and I can tell you these communities absolutely depend on the gov pouring money into expensive weapons.

The majority of the jobs are just maintaining these weapons that are mostly never used but discontinue them and you eliminate the jobs and the whole reason for the base


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