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Posted by Overseas in Latest Breaking News
Fri Jun 11th 2010, 11:36 PM
Sustainable Defense is what we all need.

For the Democratic majorities that sustained the elections of Democrats in hopes of winning our way out of disastrous Bush Rule, it would be refreshing to have a deep, serious discussion about military efficiency and the fraud that privatization has brought about. We can trim that fat substantially.

Kicking the contractors out and doing things in house once again would have the added benefit of being bigger job creators and job training programs. One of the most useful aspects of military enrollment was diverse job training-- learning to cook for 300 people, or how to do electric wiring on the base. And you didn't have a multinational corporation overseeing the work from afar, you had to win the approval of your immediate military supervisor. In-house operations led to more cross training and adaptability of our fighting forces. Shopping the work out to multinational corporations that don't even pay taxes in the USA seems like the essence of wastefulness. I pay my taxes to the house to run the house, not to shop things out for an additional mark-up and shoddy workmanship to boot. I can't imagine a crew of military privates serving moldy food to their fellow troops. Or electrocuting them in the showers.

Hey Hey Ho Ho, Privatizing has got to go
Under the Microscope
Yes, Please!

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