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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 South Carolina 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.

StateCityContract YearProduct or Service$ AmountReduction
   by 9.0%
   by 18.0%
South CarolinaLexington2012Bakery and Cereal Products$2,004,261-$180,383-$360,767
South CarolinaLexington2012Beverages, Nonalcoholic$10,375,546-$933,799-$1,867,598
South CarolinaLexington2012Communications Services$12,500-$1,125-$2,250
South CarolinaLexington2012Composite Food Packages$6,195-$558-$1,115
South CarolinaLexington2012Dairy Foods and Eggs$6,977,225-$627,950-$1,255,901
South CarolinaLexington2012Electrical Hardware and Supplies$25,000-$2,250-$4,500
South CarolinaLexington2012Fruits and Vegetables$11,203,423-$1,008,308-$2,016,616
South CarolinaLexington2012Hospital Furniture, Equip, Utensils, & Sup$5,036-$453-$906
South CarolinaLexington2012Installation of Eq/Communication Equipment$28,715-$2,584-$5,169
South CarolinaLexington2012Jams, Jellies, And Preserves$162,995-$14,670-$29,339
South CarolinaLexington2012Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services$13,879-$1,249-$2,498
South CarolinaLexington2012Meat, Poultry, And Fish$489,841-$44,086-$88,171
South CarolinaLexington2012Medical & Surgical Instruments, Equip & Supplies$87,008-$7,831-$15,661
South CarolinaLexington2012Miscellaneous Furniture and Fixtures$16,937-$1,524-$3,049
South CarolinaLexington2012Other Professional Services$18,285-$1,646-$3,291
South CarolinaLexington2012Recreational and Gymnastic Equipment$6,027-$542-$1,085
South CarolinaLexington2012Special Dietary Foods & Food Specialty Prep$102,213-$9,199-$18,398
South CarolinaLexington2012Tires, Solid and Cushion$7,240-$652-$1,303
TOTAL   $31,542,326-$2,838,809-$5,677,617

Data sources and more data available at, compiled from public data at

Created by the Center for Security Policy Defense Breakdown Economic Impact Report Generator (v.2.8.0-PoP) November 6, 2013 19:21:33