Posted by: coastcontact | October 3, 2014

The United States is the Arms Maker for the World

When you want the very best in military hardware buy American. Ours is the highest quality and most reliable. Our arms are the equivalent of Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes Benz high quality cars.

President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned the U.S. about the “militaryindustrial complex” in his farewell address. To this day armament manufacturers have provided thousands of well-paying jobs to Americans. With the wind down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and reduced military budgets there has been a significant reduction in those arms purchases.

The Los Angeles Times reports that “Three days after the U.S. fired 47 cruise missiles into Syria last week, the Pentagon signed a $251-million deal to buy more missiles from Raytheon Co.”

Thanks to the president’s “no boots on the ground” plans we are all happy to know that our children will have limited exposure to the Middle East war zone.

Why are we in this war at all? Congress won’t vote money for America’s infrastructure or other domestic spending proposals. However, given any threat abroad and the need for more jobs at home, why not keep shooting those GPS guided bombs? After all the cost of those guidance systems is a mere $25,000 each.

Make war, make money, and no boots on the ground. Perfect! Something both Democrats and Republicans can both agree on.

The militaryindustrial complex is alive and well.

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Responses

  1. Very well said-

  2. The Los Angeles Times printed their edited version of this commentary in Oct 5, 2014 edition of the printed newspaper.


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