Blah blah blah If the US Navy locates a base in MS am I supposed to believe that contributes to MS being a moocher? Makes no sense at all, it is a decision based on needs of the Navy. More blah.
Yes, if the US Navy locates a base in MS you should conclude that the US Navy base represents Federal spending regardless of whether you believe it represents the needs of the Navy. More Federal spending than revenues gets you on the moocher list and Mississippi is numero uno.
California had more than 70 bases closed or realigned during the Base Realignment and Closures of the 90s.
Mississippi had one, Pascagoula, closed in 2005.
Mississippi is a Moocher State.
Wait - LenP actually believed military decisions are based solely on the needs of the military? Trent Lott (R, Ms) has an upgraded plane or two too strong arm the Air Force into. http://articles.sun-...-national-guard
Then there is the Navy's "home porting" strategy from the mid-1980s
"Home porting was a political ploy designed to increase the Navy's constituency. More ports would mean more Navy towns and more congressmen willing to support a growing Navy budget because it would bring more money into their districts."