Scott Peters said he wanted to cut defense spending, saying, "We can't say we're going to cut spending and then not cut anything out of the military budget."
"The military sector is responsible for 311,000 of the region's total jobs in 2012 after accounting for all of the ripple effects of defense spending. This represents one out of every four jobs in San Diego's economy."
"San Diego is home to the largest concentration of military in the world. It is the homeport to over 60 percent of the ships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and over one-third of the combat power of the U.S. Marine Corps. There are over 100,000 active-duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel assigned to the ships and bases in the San Diego region."
"The military has been a vital catalyst for San Diego's economic growth and development by providing high quality middle-class and upper-middle-class jobs."