Skip to comments.U.S. Defense Cuts Could Cost 1.5M Jobs
Posted on 12/15/2011 11:05:40 AM PST by Signalman
U.S. defense cuts that begin in the 2012 budget will ultimately cost up to 800,000 jobs, and additional spending reductions could push that figure to 1.5 million over the next decade, a top Republican lawmaker testified Tuesday. Representative Buck McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said his panel estimated the initial $489 billion in defense cuts approved by Congress would cost 100,000 military jobs, mostly Army and Marines, as well as 200,000 civilian defense jobs and 500,000 defense industry positions.
Were looking at
between 700,000 and 800,000 jobs, McKeon told the House of Representatives Rules Committee during testimony about the compromise National Defense Authorization Act approved on Monday by House and Senate negotiators.
The defense industry jobs are not American - they are global. I don’t care much if the Middle East, Europe, and Asia lose jobs (US tax dollars).
I was surprised to read recently that Saudia Arabia and Norway supplies lobster via Maine for our soldiers. Given China has aligned itself with Iran and Russia, it probably is not a great idea that America uses China to make parts for our military equipment and gear.
As Conservatives we cannot expect to be able to shrink the size, scope and power of the Federal Government with the Military staying the same size.
As a veteran I don’t believe any soldier should be in-voluntarily separated from their career. Vendors & Contractors I don’t give a darn about.
Ummm, what budget?