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Comment: Imagine what would happen if we fired the military.

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Imagine what would happen if we fired the military.

Suppose that tomorrow we stopped employing every single person in the military. How many people woould lose their jobs?

As on September 30, 2010 there were 1,430,895 active military.

There were some 848,000 in the military reserves.

I honestly have no idea how many civilian employees are in the military or how many private sector people have jobs that are entirely dependent on supporting those in the military - but it has to be at least twice as many as those in active military service.

ONE reason neither party will allow the military to shrink ESPECIALLY NOW, is that unemployment would skyrocket even further.