willfullyobscure: My honest opinion is that the DoD should slash its giant boondoggles like ships and subs and that retarded jet plane and triple spending on research and civilian infrastructure instead. Stop lining Boeing's pockets and build us some roads, bridges and science fictiony nanotech stuff and put it all in the public domain
willfullyobscure: Hey, I'm not a big fan of kicking you guys off your taxpayer gravy train, believe me. I know how DC works, you guys hit the jackpot, kudos.
Gonz: Where wolf: Jobber8742: somedude210: VoodooTaco: willfullyobscure: farking DoD is cuts that should be made. meanwhile farking Head Start kids are having to stay home and Meals on Wheels is cutting food to the elderly. farking farkheaded farkfaced farkersDoD should be cut. But not by furloughing everyone 20-25% (real effect on gross takehome pay), and not by reducing every single program by 9%. That's just retarded./dod civilian//smurfing smurfheaded smurfaced smurfersTHIS/also DoD civilianAlso This./Also DoD civilianAlso this/Contractor, but I'll be the one picking up the extra day of work when they start shutting down every Friday.Also this.//Contractor, the DOD civilians I work with are going to a 4-day weekend every other week, which I think is a smart way to handle it.
somedude210: hiker9999: /Halfway surprised that Congress didn't flat out just take the other agencies budgets and give them to DOD wholesale.the funny thing is, if given the choice of accepting it or not, the DoD probably would give the money back. They know how inflated they are and want to cut stuff from them but Congress insists upon keeping it.Congress is the problem, DoD is just the result of said problem
hiker9999: /Halfway surprised that Congress didn't flat out just take the other agencies budgets and give them to DOD wholesale.
willfullyobscure: I've been involved in procurements and seen the whole sector up close and personal.
VoodooTaco: DoD should be cut. But not by furloughing everyone 20-25% (real effect on gross takehome pay), and not by reducing every single program by 9%. That's just retarded.
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