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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Budget Cuts Hinge On Political Clout

This is a surprisingly optimistic assessment of the ability of the recommended defense program cuts to get through Congress. I love how each weapons system is "politically engineered" so that a different part is built in a different congressional district. Perhaps if we made each system in one place and assembled it in one place the price would go down... why can't Congress just create a 50 state rotation for each new system. First up, Detriot, Michigan - build this. Next up, Buffalo/Rochester, New York - build this. They are already rigging the market, why not just write it into law and provide a stimulus to known areas that house a workforce that refuses to accept that assembly line jobs that span four generations is a 20th Century ideal.

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