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(The Hill)   Defense contractors complain they can't make a profit without taxpayer money. If only there was some sort of market that tied a corporation's profit with its performance   (thehill.com ) divider line
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2012-07-19 02:06:44 PM  
4 votes:
secretaryclinton.files.wordpress.com
2012-07-19 02:03:09 PM  
3 votes:
www.visitingdc.com\
"Did I not warn you people about this? How the fark is this coming as a surprise? Morons."
2012-07-19 06:08:37 AM  
3 votes:
Well, as I understand it, any company that can't survive without government handouts should die.
2012-07-19 05:26:33 PM  
2 votes:
Anyone else get a chuckle out of Eureka's thinly-veiled "Global Dynamics" Reference?
2012-07-19 11:40:29 AM  
2 votes:
Republicans on tax money being used to keep people alive and fed: OMG WORST THING EVAR

Republicans on tax money being used to keep schoolteachers employed: OMG OVERPAID WE NEED FEWER NOT MOAR

Republicans on tax money being used to keep government employees in general employed: OMG WASTEFUL SPENDING CUT CUT CUT

Republicans on tax money being used to keep massively profitable defense corporations afloat: OMG ESSENTIAL SPENDING CAN'T CUT A PENNY

Hypocritical hypocrites are hypocritical.
2012-07-19 10:03:22 AM  
2 votes:

oh lord. several months of "pity the poor povertystricken defense contractors" ahead of us

- Atrios (@Atrios) July 19, 2012
2012-07-19 06:00:31 AM  
2 votes:
F*ck them. Seriously DIAF.
The defense budget is the most ridiculously bloated thing in history, and it's so much overkill, it's laughable.

Everybody wants to see spending cuts, just as long is it's not them that's affected.

By all means, cut health, education, and food, because we NEED a few more $10billion dollar aircraft carriers, and a trillion dollars worth of planes that don't work.

After all, TERROR!
2012-07-19 05:47:16 PM  
1 vote:
We are Rome.
Get over it.
2012-07-19 05:11:27 PM  
1 vote:
Good.

I work in a defense contractor town in Alabama where half these engineers have the audacity to be "small government" conservatives who rant all goddamn day on facebook about the evils of the federal government and smugly chortle about how anyone who's lost their job should have gotten a more in demand skillset.

I already got to see a bunch of those dickwads go full-tilt cry-baby when NASA cuts made their jobs go bye-bye. But, that was bittersweet, because I actually like and believe in NASA.

The bloated farking defense industry, however, is nothing but a farking make-work program for a bunch of snotty, hypocritical, self-entitled, "comic book guy"-like Randroids... and a make-rich program for dickbag political cronies. Seeing some of those farkers get theirs will be pure blissful schadenfreude.

fark them all. Let them be hoisted on their own petard.
2012-07-19 05:00:53 PM  
1 vote:

Buffalo77: zarberg


What's killed more Americans in the last 20 years, a broken healthcare system or foreign enemies?

Easy, foreign enemies.


What's killed more people the last 20 years, hippos or the bible?


Wow, so foreign enemies have killed more than 45,000 people each year for the last 20 years?

I'd love to see your data on that.
2012-07-19 04:31:17 PM  
1 vote:
I've got a more succinct headline: "Welfare Queens Lobby Congress"
2012-07-19 04:22:52 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe the Pentagon should practice Free Market principles, and shop around better. $1200 for a toilet seat? Home Depot has one for $11.
2012-07-19 03:58:37 PM  
1 vote:
And suddenly fark was overrun by free market proponents.
2012-07-19 03:04:34 PM  
1 vote:

zarberg: What's killed more Americans in the last 20 years, a broken healthcare system or foreign enemies?


Exactly my point! Proves that the defense contractors are worth every penny, hooah!

Just like the rock I use to keep away tigers
2012-07-19 02:54:41 PM  
1 vote:

zarberg: What's killed more Americans in the last 20 years, a broken healthcare system or foreign enemies?


zarberg: What's killed more Americans in the last 20 years, a broken healthcare system or foreign enemies?


zarberg: What's killed more Americans in the last 20 years, a broken healthcare system or foreign enemies?


zarberg: What's killed more Americans in the last 20 years, a broken healthcare system or foreign enemies?


zarberg: What's killed more Americans in the last 20 years, a broken healthcare system or foreign enemies?


zarberg: What's killed more Americans in the last 20 years, a broken healthcare system or foreign enemies?


zarberg: What's killed more Americans in the last 20 years, a broken healthcare system or foreign enemies?

2012-07-19 02:36:55 PM  
1 vote:

nathantimmel.com

"Won't someone please think of the Military Industrial Complex?!"

2012-07-19 02:33:21 PM  
1 vote:
But I was assured that government spending doesn't create jobs.
2012-07-19 02:17:56 PM  
1 vote:
Because F-22's won't fix themselves, amirite?
2012-07-19 02:04:45 PM  
1 vote:

DirkValentine: Am I the only person that is sick and farking tired of the way the media and politicians throw 10 year numbers around like they are for one year?


I find it sick that they throw around numbers in the billions like they're trying to decide what to do with that extra few bucks you got back from your tax return.
2012-07-19 02:01:53 PM  
1 vote:
Why doesn't Boeing just have a bake sale?

Last night I saw a story about a bake sale that was being held so that some little kid could have corrective spinal surgery done.

It's pretty farked up that the richest country in the world can waste trillions on junk that will never even be used, but we can't shell out a few bucks to treat sick children.
2012-07-19 01:57:43 PM  
1 vote:
Am I the only person that is sick and farking tired of the way the media and politicians throw 10 year numbers around like they are for one year?
2012-07-19 01:56:50 PM  
1 vote:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: No deal, no negotiations. The teatards demanded these conditions, and it's time EVERYONE sees the benefits of it.


Come on, now. Unwavering demands without consideration for consequences is how we got here to begin with.
2012-07-19 01:51:47 PM  
1 vote:
No deal, no negotiations. The teatards demanded these conditions, and it's time EVERYONE sees the benefits of it.
2012-07-19 11:32:01 AM  
1 vote:
I wonder why there isn't anyone in here telling us it's NOT socialism?
2012-07-19 11:28:50 AM  
1 vote:

vpb: GAT_00: Well, as I understand it, any company that can't survive without government handouts should die.

That doesn't apply to the military. Socialized single payer military isn't socialisims because heroes.


The best term I've seen to describe the phenomenon: "Defense Keyensians"
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-19 10:34:58 AM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: Well, as I understand it, any company that can't survive without government handouts should die.


That doesn't apply to the military. Socialized single payer military isn't socialisims because heroes.
2012-07-19 10:31:16 AM  
1 vote:
And as far as the funding of R&D, shift some of the money I suggested above toward NASA and as research grants for universities. We are nothing in the 21st Century without R&D.
2012-07-19 10:18:50 AM  
1 vote:

Thoguh: Yeah, let's fire all the engineers in the country, right! Because when money is spent on defense it is just burned and not at all used as paychecks for an educated workforce of engineers and scientists. Nope. Certainly not.


But it's ok to fire all the teachers and policemen and firemen and such, right? You can't have it both ways. The defense industry is conservative socialism in action.
2012-07-19 10:14:34 AM  
1 vote:

ourbigdumbmouth: If they were true patriots, they would adjust top level salaries so less people would lose their jobs.


What, give the job creators less money with which to create jobs?
2012-07-19 10:14:03 AM  
1 vote:

TommyymmoT: Hey, learn how to manufacture something else then.


Farmer: No more wasting time each spring, I've been able to till my fields in mere seconds since I converted to Nuclear Ballistic Plowshares!
2012-07-19 10:10:00 AM  
1 vote:

Thoguh: Yeah, let's fire all the engineers in the country, right! Because when money is spent on defense it is just burned and not at all used as paychecks for an educated workforce of engineers and scientists. Nope. Certainly not.


You're arguing for more government jobs. The only difference is who prints the paycheck.
2012-07-19 09:59:39 AM  
1 vote:

incendi: I should clarify - a large portion goes towards employing people, and a smaller portion of that portion goes to salary. For companies that provide a physical product (we provide a service), there's a portion that goes to material acquisition, which in turn employs people elsewhere.


Why can't the defense industry transform to build things that benefit the civilian population? While I understand aircraft carriers are important to help defend the country, there is a heck of a lot of old infrastructure in this country that needs to be updated. It may be less lucrative than building a fighter jet, but developing technology to upgrade our freight rail system, for example, is useful too.
2012-07-19 09:00:19 AM  
1 vote:
I thought government doesn't create jobs?
2012-07-19 08:18:09 AM  
1 vote:

Thoguh: Yeah, let's fire all the engineers in the country, right! Because when money is spent on defense it is just burned and not at all used as paychecks for an educated workforce of engineers and scientists. Nope. Certainly not.


HAHAHAHA you think defense spending only goes to employ people. Just how much of a contract do you think is spent on employee salary?
2012-07-19 07:30:15 AM  
1 vote:
If they were true patriots, they would adjust top level salaries so less people would lose their jobs.
 
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