The Congressional-Lobbyist Simplex

The way Republicans whine and Democrats bray about bipartisanship, you'd think they simply never get along. But as The Captive American points out,
When it comes to tossing tax dollars into the black maw of the Pentagon, Democrats and Republicans get along just fine. Forget the furor over bailouts and bonuses. The Military-Industrial Complex has been enjoying the fruits of a sixty year stimulus plan by now and neither party shows any sign of stopping the fun.
With the recent GAO findings that 70% of Pentagon weapons systems are over budget by some $300 billion, any call for a reduction in defense spending will draw bi-partisan opposition in Congress, once the lobbyists, contractors and hawks put their machine in motion.

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