16
Mai
2005

Communities still feeling past closures

By David E. Williams
CNN.com
Friday, May 13, 2005 Posted: 8:16 PM EDT (0016 GMT)

(CNN) -- Military officials predict that the latest proposed base closings will make the armed forces more flexible and efficient, while shaving billions of dollars from the Pentagon's budget.

But the changes will come with a high cost -- especially to communities that have hosted the facilities. Anthony Principi, the head of the nine-member Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC), compared the recommendations to last December's natural disaster that devastated tens of thousands, saying the closings "will be tsunamis in the communities they hit." [...] Read the rest of it at CNN web site: //tinyurl.com/djjwl "Why I still like Ike" (from an internet post):

"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things.

Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."--Dwight D. Eisenhower in a Nov. 8, 1954 letter to his brother Edgar.


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