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  1. Self-absorbed senior citizen says:

    “Congress Again Buys Abrams Tanks the Army Doesn’t Want” (2015) https://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/12/18/congress-again-buys-abrams-tanks-the-army-doesnt-want.html
    The Army also has more than 2,000 M1 Abrams tanks stashed in a depot in California – most of which are ready for combat. Army officials suggested savings of up to $3 billion by postponing work on these vehicles between 2014 and 2017. Despite the fiscally responsible suggestion, Congress is pushing for more tanks. The Center for Public Integrity also found spikes in political donations to key lawmakers when legislation regarding the tank was about to come up on Capitol Hill. https://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/07/30/10325/army-tank-could-not-be-stopped
    CNN visited the tank depot, and spoke with a few of the lawmakers who each received more than $50,000 directly from the tank’s manufacturer. http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/09/army-to-congress-thanks-but-no-tanks/
    Meanwhile (2/14/18) “How President’s Food Stamp Cuts Would Impact Military Families” https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/02/14/how-presidents-food-stamp-cuts-would-impact-military-families.html The number of active-duty military households who use food stamps is notoriously difficult to track, in part because the Department of Agriculture (USDA), which manages the program, and the Pentagon have not in the past shared data on the subject, according to 2016 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). That report found that about 23,000 active-duty troops use food stamps in 2013, the most recent year for which such data were available.

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