Manchin proposes more cuts to private military contractors

Jan 14, 2012 Full story: Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., thinks the large sums of money going to private military contractors is "sucking" the military dry and more needs to be cut to ensure soldiers are not being discriminated against.

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Belle, WV

#1 Jan 14, 2012
I like the one about the five hundred dollar paper clip .

United States

#2 Jan 16, 2012
Joe wrote:
I like the one about the five hundred dollar paper clip .
Wow, great article. This used to be called "profiteering" now it's just standard practice.
Same with "campaign contributions" they used to be called "bribes"
We can point the fingers all we like, but people need to vote these crooked politicians back to the private sector.
It's apathy and a lack of personal responsibility, accountability, and proper education that's taking America down.

Summersville, WV

#3 Jan 16, 2012
There should be cut-backs, these people have carried off everything but the kitchen sink already. I still remember too, whe the shoddy work by Halliburton got some of our soldiers electrocuted in the showers in Iraq. Better watch though, the Senators these companies have bought are going to scream bloody murder.

United States

#4 Jan 16, 2012
Electrocuted in the shower? Good god. Being in a war zone and you have to worry about an essential thing as a shower.
You're absolutely right- these privateer defense contractors aren't going to go quietly.

Charleston, WV

#6 Jan 18, 2012
There may be gargantuan cuts coming. A lot of the leading economists are predicting a world-wide recession, and all the gains we've made on the recovery will be wiped out. The deficit will shoot through the roof, and this Country will be forced to make huge cuts across the board. They say this could happen in 2012, and if you have a buck, better hold on to it.

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