Defense cuts could cost Minnesota 4,000+ jobs

  • Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 11, 2012 - 10:52 PM

Nearly $350 million a year is at risk if automated spending cuts kick in.

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homerarty33Oct. 11, 12 8:58 PM

Oh my God... Well then we had better spend, spend, spend to keep those Canadian from pouring over the border...

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elmore1Oct. 11, 12 9:49 PM

You can thank Obama for this.

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armi0020Oct. 11, 12 9:59 PM

Gee, if we start another war, how may jobs will that create?

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gseabergOct. 11, 1210:07 PM

Hope and Change and I'll be voting for it again!

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thewizozzOct. 11, 1210:08 PM

The DOD (department of defense) isn't a jobs welfare program. It's a bloated, over-funded beast. Their income (funding) went up 100% over the last 10 years, how much did yours?

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nomedsOct. 11, 1210:13 PM

Yes, we have an overbloated military and have enough weapons to destroy this planet megafold. Time to make cuts like the GOP have been advocating. A $700 billion defense budget is beyond lunacy.

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takebackusaOct. 11, 1210:28 PM

If we lose jobs in the killing industry is that really a bad thing? The right loves war because these "job creators" need it to stay in business. Sad!

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chuckdancerOct. 11, 1210:42 PM

Americans were told by the Republicans that the country had to cut and cut now. They held the country hostage while making their point and they agreed to allow the country to move on only after securing these cuts; cuts that had to be made now. The cuts had to be made right now because of the debt. Well, the debt is still there and the agreement needs to honored. The states represented by these hostage takers are states that live off the government spending that they cry so much about. Time to face the ax. Revenue can not be raised so cut as agreed. It almost seems that they are telling us that it was all a lie to begin with.

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tjg2323Oct. 11, 1210:50 PM

How timely as it supports Ryan's comments in the debate tonight!!

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gwbuddyOct. 11, 1210:57 PM

The United States needs to determine both: What military spending is really necessary for DEFENSIVE purposes, and How much military spending it can really AFFORD. It sounds like the expensive, credit-financed wars in Afghanistan, and Iraq, both turned out to be disasters. All that money went off to La-La Land and WHAT did we accomplish? I don't shed any tears for the looming military spending cuts. They should have happened long ago. We'll be paying off the military's debt for several years to come.

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