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Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not even CLOSE to being in danger of “thinning”,, but contractors are getting all the real fattening stuff.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, everyone knows that there is no waste, fraud, or abuse associated with any defense spending. There’s just nowhere that could be cut. Nothing possible.
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    Besides, it might cost jobs in Boehner’s district.

  3. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Oh no. What if we have to reduce the number of concurrent wars we can fight to protect our freedoms.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    It’s already been done.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Why stop at reducing the military to a cardboard cutout? Continue on and turn it into a paper tiger. I’m sure there are no world entities that would take advantage of that.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    The issue is will the automatic cuts, that have not yet happened; take out the fat or the important stuff?

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Really? Replacing the military with contractors would save money? You forget that that has never worked, because there’s no “free market” in military contracting. Halliburton contractors cost us more than ten times what our soldiers do. The military budget has doubled since 9/11, not counting the wars. The “Homeland Security” bureaucracy has become a huge sinkhole of money, with most accountability impossible due to “national security,” and almost no results other than graft and corruption. We could go back to Clinton era defense spending, and be just fine.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @ARodney

    I agree with the contractors part of your statement. Having cooks contracted was a waste of money when every unit has a Kitchen (called a Mess Section) to do the cooking. The cook in my unit when we were over there was great, he cave up a chance to be a Warrent Officer in food sanitation just to go with us to Baghdad. That’s loyalty.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Trimming your fingernails in no way weakens your fist.”
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    Great analogy Doc. It would be a further improvement if we kept an open hand to the world instead of a fist.

  10. coffee_mom11

    coffee_mom11 said, over 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    Amen to that! All these dems will do a 180 and become crybabies when our safety is threatened.

  11. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    Literally the USA could cut 60% of its military budget and still be the worlds largest spender. The fact is that at present it has an massive portion (46% of all global spending).

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Here’s a picture for those of you who can’t read the big words:

  13. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    @Jack75287
    i agree with you about something. If they cut, they are far more likely to cut bone and muscle and leave the fat alone. In fact, it’s more likely they’ll increase the fat just to prove the point.

    @onguard, why is it that eliminating fraud/waste is equivalent to GUTTING the military. It’s this kind of extremist view that says illegalizing 30 round magazines would be “TAKING ALL THE GUNS AWAY”. grow up.

    @everyone, Privitizing the military is a great way to breach security AND spend a fortune doing it. Do you really want employees of a foreign company maintaining our weapons of war? Moslem aircraft mechanics on our fighter jets? Iranians working on our computer systems, for fun and profit? yah, that’s not too bright, plus do we reallly have to learn the lessons of sparta?

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