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posted: 5/11/2013 5:00 AM

Learn lessons from Soviet Union

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My, my, my, how we conveniently ignore history! It wasn't too long ago when our government derided the USSR for its claims of full employment when investigations revealed that on the factory conveyor line one assembler would dissemble a product after the previous worker had assembled it. It was another ploy to prove the superiority of communism over capitalism at the time. After this setup was discovered we no longer challenged their claim but laughed uproariously at their scheme.

Now, politicians in Washington want to continue building tanks that the Army no longer wants or needs. So which is it -- to obliterate recent history, revise it, or emulate the Soviets whose such practices eventually destroyed their union?

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