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Defense contractors launch campaign to end military spending cuts

Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2011

Seeking to whip up public support for what’s expected to be a hard-fought budget battle in Congress, a group of defense contractors launched a lobbying campaign urging an end to cuts in military spending.

The campaign, named Second to None, was introduced by the Aerospace Industries Assn. trade group Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington. The group, which represents manufacturers and suppliers of aircraft, space systems and engines, warned of potential job losses and national security risks.

“While we do have a fancy logo, this campaign will not be your typical, glitzy, short term inside the Beltway blitz of advertising followed by deafening silence after one piece of legislation or another is finalized,” said Marion Blakey, chief executive of the association. “This will be a sustained effort, in states, cities and towns, as well as in Washington, to caution the American people and our leaders of risks associated with cutting defense further.”

According to the association, aerospace and defense supports 1 million direct jobs in the U.S. and affects another 2.9 million indirect jobs.

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Phi Beta Iota:  The defense contractors are not being honest.  As Winslow Wheeler and others have documented, most of the defense dollars go into overhead and out-sourcing.  Just as it is costing us $50 million per Taliban in a body bag, here these maliciously deception people are suggesting that the $1 trillion a year for defense and homeland “security” will protect one million jobs.  Do the math–at a time when 22% of workers are unemployed, with more on the way once the federal government starts taking cuts, this is not just idiocy, it is treason.  We NEED to cut defense, homeland “security,” and secret intelligence SHARPLY–while providing all those cut with a year’s termination pay–to achieve the savings necessary to “reset” the economy including full salary training for every unemployed person in America.

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Chuck Spinney: Bin Laden, Perpetual War, Total Cost + Perpetual War RECAP

Winslow Wheeler: True Cost of Post-9/11 Wars $5T+

Marcus Aurelius: US at Permanent “War” + War RECAP

Winslow Wheeler: Leon Panetta Misleads Public

Winslow Wheeler: Defense Budget Hysteria

Winslow Wheeler: Defense Cuts, Defense Flim-Flam

Winslow Wheeler: Analysis of US Bases Abroad

Winslow Wheeler: Analysis of House Mood on Defense Cuts

Winslow Wheeler: Congressional Fraud As Usual

Cost of War: Obama and Dr. Gates Both Lie….

DoD 2012 Appropriations: Earmarks & More….

Winslow Wheeler: What Gates Did NOT Do…

DOT&E Documents and Tony Capaccio Story

DoD Inflation Fraud Costs Taxpayers Billions More

Bob Gates: Flat Out Liar or Just Feeble? + RECAP

Defense and the Deficit–Busting the Defense Bubble, Ending Defense Entitlement

Reference: Mr. Smith is Dead by Winslow Wheeler

Right-Sizing the US Military–Doug Macgregor

Pentagon Pathology: Follow the Money

Tom Christie on Failure of Acquisition Reform

Graphic: US DoD Budget 1948-2011

Reference: The Pentagon Labyrinth

Journal: Debt, Defense, and the Diem Moment in AF

CounterPunch on Defense & Economy

Reference: Debt, Deficits, & Defense–Sub-Text Bloomberg and Nunn Round Two, 52 Q&A

Journal: Dumbest Weapons Money Can Buy…

Journal: Politics of Fear–Spending on National Insecurity

Journal: A Tale of Two Flying Pigs

Review (Guest): The Pentagon Labyrinth

Review: Grand Theft Pentagon–Tales of Corruption and Profiteering in the War on Terror

Review: Wastrels of Defense–How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security