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Ross Perot on Homeland Security

1992 & 1996 Reform Party Nominee for President


Cut defense by $8B per year; economic security comes first

The defense budget can be cut by $40 billion over a five-year period. Nothing is more important that the security of our country. But our well-being now depends as much on economic security as on military security. We have the necessary troops and weapons ready to confront any serious threats to our national interests. We need to focus on the economic threat to our future.
Source: Not For Sale At Any Price, by Ross Perot, p.101 , Jul 2, 1993

Manufacturing industry needed for self-defense

Manufacturing is vitally important for this reason: without the ability to manufacture, the US cannot defend itself. Manufacturing is important because it provides the greatest number of high-paying US jobs. These are the types of jobs that US workers need if they are to buy a house, build a retirement nest egg, and create a better future for themselves.

It is just plain wrong to think that “progress” as a nation requires shifting from a manufacturing economy to a service economy.

Source: Save Your Job, Save Our Country, by Ross Perot, p. 28-9 , Jan 1, 1993

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