It looks like the usual suspects are trying to sell a bloated defense budget as being a net job creator.

In this case, it’s Peter Navarro, assistant to the president and the director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, and in his New York Times OP/ED, he extols how, “the Trump defense budget is helping to create good manufacturing jobs at good wages.”

Those jobs cost on the order of 10 times as much, and at the end of they day, we have nothing.

To quote Ike Eisenhower, these tanks, and guns, and bombs are “A theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”

You could get 5-10 times the number of jobs spending money on repairing our decaying infrastructure, or by working on projects to get new less polluting power on the grid, or on healthcare and early education.

But that, of course, is socialism, so flushing money down a Desert Tan toilet it is, I guess.

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