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OBAMA! Plan to Stimulate Economy: Spend more on DEFENSE

 
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OBAMA! Plan to Stimulate Economy: Spend more on DEFENSE
Defense Daily. Weak Economy Could Give Reprieve For Programs On Chopping Block, Obama Adviser Says By Marina Malenic

President-elect Barack Obama's plan to stimulate the economy with additional government spending could include several big-ticket defense programs that might otherwise have been headed toward cutbacks or termination, a former defense official who advised Obama's campaign said yesterday.

"There are some fairly critical decisions that have to be made in the first few months," said Paul Kaminski, the Pentagon weapons buyer during the Clinton administration. "The economy...will be a factor in pushing things more into leaning-forward mode."

Kaminski said he had no knowledge of specific programs that might benefit from an Obama stimulus package, but several large Air Force programs are awaiting decision in the coming weeks and months. The administration must decide whether to continue production of the Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-22 Raptor and the Boeing [BA] C-17 Globemaster. And the service's plans to purchase new fleets of aerial refueling tankers and combat search-and-rescue helicopters have also been on hold since controversy again erupted over the tanker contract award last summer.

Kaminski emphasized that the new administration would be keen on preserving high-paying defense jobs rather than hastily making cuts at a time when the economic recession is deepening.

He also advocated reform of the Defense Department acquisition system, particularly the need to reduce "cycle time" and complete development programs more rapidly.

Asked how enthusiastic the Obama team is likely to be about making significant changes to the system, Kaminski again emphasized the connection to the economy.

"We need to look at linking jobs to some of these important needs," he said. "And the best way to do that is to start with programs where there is urgency and build forward."
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Re: OBAMA! Plan to Stimulate Economy: Spend more on DEFENSE
LOL

Dumb liberals suckered again!

Hope n change!!
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Re: OBAMA! Plan to Stimulate Economy: Spend more on DEFENSE
LOL

Dumb liberals suckered again!

Hope n change!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 501534


Plans for war... usually end in war

Same message, just a new pitchman... suckers indeed... the game continues...
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Re: OBAMA! Plan to Stimulate Economy: Spend more on DEFENSE
LOL

Dumb liberals suckered again!

Hope n change!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 501534


Just wait until the "blackjack" event (you know the 21st!) and then we can see what nation we will be invading next!

Afterall all the morons think "war == economic prosperity" so let's see who we will kill next!
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