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Defense Breakdown Economic Impact Report
By Place of Performance Data -- Sorted by Product or Service

(FY 2012 Defense Contracts Baseline Data)

Estimated 9% to 18% Annual Budget Reductions Starting in FY 2013

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  • Our military is carrying an unfair burden of deficit cuts. To date, our Defense budget has been hit with 50% of deficit reduction -- yet it accounts for less than 20% of total federal spending. As a result of these cuts, in 2012 President Obama limited U.S. military capability to fighting one "regional conflict" and one "holding action."
  • Sequestration Defense budget cuts of $500 billion, combined with previous Defense cuts of another $487 billion, will cut defense spending in local communities by 9% to 18% between 2013 and 2021.
  • These reports show how estimates of defense budget reductions from 9% to 18% could affect Montana with cuts in defense jobs and businesses. Ask your elected officials for ongoing updates on how these defense cuts will affect your community.
  • Alternative solutions have been proposed to maintain a strong defense, reduce our deficit and avoid tax increases. Elected officials have proposed that the President and Congress reduce mandatory entitlement spending and make cuts in the non-security programs in the Federal budget. Over 60% of federal spending goes to entitlements like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and now Obamacare.

StateCountyContract YearProduct or Service$ AmountReduction
   by 9.0%
   by 18.0%
MontanaFlathead2012Communications Security Equip and Comps$4,520-$407-$814
MontanaFlathead2012Connectors, Electrical$567-$51-$102
MontanaFlathead2012Construction of Miscellaneous Buildings$87,220-$7,850-$15,700
MontanaFlathead2012Electrical & Elct Properties Meas & Tst Instrumnts$11,700-$1,053-$2,106
MontanaFlathead2012Fire Fighting Equipment$8,836-$795-$1,590
MontanaFlathead2012Fuel Oils$22,394-$2,015-$4,031
MontanaFlathead2012Lodging - Hotel/Motel$46,385-$4,175-$8,349
MontanaFlathead2012Misc Alarm, Signal and Security Detection Systems$20,714-$1,864-$3,729
MontanaFlathead2012Miscellaneous Communication Equipment$393,673-$35,431-$70,861
MontanaFlathead2012Other Education & Training Services$239-$22-$43
MontanaFlathead2012Passenger Motor Vehicles$154,500-$13,905-$27,810
MontanaFlathead2012Plumbing Fixtures and Accessories$16,175-$1,456-$2,912
MontanaFlathead2012Pressure, Temp, & Humidity Meas & Contrling Instru$17,905-$1,611-$3,223
MontanaFlathead2012Sets, Kits, And Outfits of Hand Tools$35,700-$3,213-$6,426
MontanaFlathead2012Trucks and Truck Tractors, Wheeled$29,670-$2,670-$5,341
MontanaFlathead2012Valves, Nonpowered$97,837-$8,805-$17,611
TOTAL   $994,739-$89,526-$179,055

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Created by the Center for Security Policy Defense Breakdown Economic Impact Report Generator (v.2.8.0-PoP) November 6, 2013 19:50:22