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Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:26 PM

 

In any other administration, it would be newsworthy that the new defense secretary is a defense cont


Jonathan Allen

In any other administration, it would be newsworthy that the new defense secretary is a defense contractor.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:32 PM

1. Draining the swamp!

Oh, wait.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:38 PM

2. I am starting to feel that...

Without an intervention to remove this criminal administration, we are done for as a nation.

They really must go.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:56 PM

5. Starting?!

You’re way behind Charlie — get Cracklin!

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:51 PM

4. He's probably not best choice, but not sure a military person is the best choice either.

Military people like bombs, invasions, are fine with collateral damage, and worse.

Fact is, our military budget is mostly contracted services nowadays. Someone tasked with straightening out that sieve is not a bad idea, perhaps freeing up some money for healthcare, education, etc.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:19 PM

6. Dear Goddess, what are you on???? straightening out?? money for healthcare, education?

do you share???

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:33 PM

7. Military men haven't gotten us anywhere, except in wars . . . . . that we lose.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:34 PM

8. I completely agree there, but your statement about what the money might be used for, in THIS

administration, is what I was questioning.

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Response to niyad (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:44 PM

9. I wasn't limiting my post to "this administration." Simply saying, maybe it's time to stop sticking

military men at top of DOD. Nowadays, we spend most our military budget on technology, not boots on the ground. If we ever decide to cut, or reduce increase in, the military budget, the "savings" could go to things like healthcare, education, etc.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:45 PM

10. This admin is so weird none of the regular rules apply.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:58 PM

11. Historically about a third of all Defense Secretaries have no military experience.

Not uncommon at all.

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