John Lennon is dead, long live John Lennon! Those in Washington who would have you believe that dramatic cuts to spending would lead to more and better jobs are blowing smoke up your ass. This post will operate on the assumption that those in Washington that pretend to know how to solve our problems, know nothing other than how to play to the lies so many Americans love to believe.
For the most part we suspect not many Americans have spent time looking at just how intertwined national, state and local municipality economies are with private sector companies. So many companies are engaged in legitimate business with government that sudden and drastic cuts would only add another shock to an economy already on fragile ground. Defense Corporations alone support whole communities if you follow the flow of money.
Cutting the money flow to and from the Federal government impacts already stretched state budgets. This forces states to take steps that are ill-advised and in many cases dangerous. Such as not addressing bridges and such that have long ago outlasted there life expectancy and are now overused and under maintained. A tragedy will occur. Not "could", but "will".
We should state at the outset of this post that the evidence presented herein will be empirical in nature for two reasons:
1. We can't afford to do the research needed, and
2. Were feeling a bit lazy today.
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I had nothing to give
until I sought those who lost everything
from them I received the greatest gift
- So what’s the overall average cost of sending a soldier to defend our freedom? Well, that was my assignment, and after spending two weeks trying to pry that number out of the U.S. military, our crack team of investigative journalists in the Washington bureau came up with the following answer: it’s simply not a knowable number. Suffice it to say, the figure is priceless.