Poland Workers Protest

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Poland Workers Protest

A Solidarity trade unionist holds a banner during a demonstration in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, March 6, 2009. Thousands of Polish defense workers are marching in Warsaw to demand the government take measures to save their jobs. The workers oppose a government plan to reduce spending on defense _ cuts prompted by the global financial crisis. They say the cuts mean fewer contracts for their factories and imminent job cuts.

Am I right in assuming the funds are lost entirely rather than just being shuffled from defense to infrastructure (or something similar). If they are just lost these will not be the only one to see employment simply vanish and be replaced by nothing.
Usually a cut in that particular field would be good-news as it would indicate safer times.
How much does their hardware needs, now being supplied solely by the US as ready-built systems play in this, if anything at all?

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