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My Opinion on Increased Military Spending: It’s a Good Thing

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Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/8/2013 7:44:04 PM
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Most of the exhibitors who I've recently talked to at trade shows agree with you, Rich. Traffic is picking up at the booths and most of them tend to see it as a positive sign for manufacturing.

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Cabe Atwell   7/31/2013 7:11:59 PM
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There are pluses and minuses to every argument and the military budget allotted by Congress isn't the exception to this rule. I agree with Richard in that with an increased budget new technology is certainly produced. When the War on Terror began, most troops were outfitted with 80's-based gear and there were no drones. Now we have 4-tube NVGs (DevGru) and a plethora of UAVs to troll the friendly/unfriendly skies. Just look how far tech has come since the beginning of WW2. 

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richnass   8/6/2013 4:19:22 PM
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bobjengr, Thanks for the post. Clearly you are closer to it than I have ever been, so I respect your opinion. There's no question, in my mind at least, that smart spending on the military is a good thing, while waste generally only benefits very few.

I tried to keep this piece as un-political as possible, but (as I feared) it ended up in that direction by some of our readers.

I will say that I'm happy this discussion was kept at a very respectable level. I only got really flamed by one reader, who sent me a direct email rather than post his comments on-line for everyone to see.

Rich Nass

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