THE MX IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY. One Important Reason We Have A Defense Department Is That When We Give It Money

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THE MX IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY. One important reason we have a Defense
Department is that when we give it money, it spends it, which creates
jobs, whereas if we left the money in the hands of civilians, we don't
know what they'd do with it. Probably put it in open trenches and set
it on fire. The MX will create an especially large number of jobs
because of the number of warheads it carries. It carries a total of 10
warheads. This creates a great deal of employment, because you have
your Warhead Makers, your Warhead Lifters, your Persons Who Tap the
Warheads Gently with Rubber Mallets to Wedge Them All Snugly Into the
Nose Cone, your Persons Who Just Walk Around Playing Soothing Cassettes
by Recording Artists such as Perry Como So We Don't Have Any More
Episodes Where a Worker Who is Experiencing Some Strain Sticks a
Warhead in the Employee Cafeteria Microwave and Sets It On Roast, etc.
We are talking about a lot of jobs.
-- Dave Barry, "At Last, the Ultimate Deterrent Against
Political Fallout"