Originally Posted by John Galt
I would be quick to differentiate weapons used by our military from normal goods. Even if the weapons could be manufactured more cheaply elsewhere, production needs to remain domestic in peacetime so that we can ramp up production accordingly in the event of war.
I agree 100%, but would also add military transportation, uniforms, equipment, food supply and anything else vital to maintain today’s military.
However, Congress and the Military should pull subsidies when they have out lived their usefulness (see Wool and Mohair subsidy 1960-1993).