Base closures will redistribute the wealth of this nation. This action locally could be used to help the poor, but good luck on that. For the designs of our society seems to require the poor to maintain low wages and a prison industrial complex, but that's another story.
So follow the money... It generally looks as if money is migrating to the old south. This is certainly a twofer. This of course is economic racism for it take likely advantage of lower land costs and rewards the Jesus freak republicans. This land of course will be more able to be polluted.
Where else is the money going? It is going offshore to new places. Yes my guess its off to support foreign bases, private armies as well as the usual overhead of our military industrial complex at home. I also suspect that our military industrial complex will be off-shored more and more so we are paying more and more for less and less as time goes.
So Sam is taking our taxes rewarding the south and paying for livery in foreign lands. That's "Democracy" in Sam's mind. Note if democracy is so good the military would use it.
So where is the good news in all this for us? In a word land. Perhaps the Fed will release the land an give it to the poor. This way it will take a while longer for the rich to accumulate the land from the poor. Here too perhaps that land could be used in the city of Vancouver to pay for FTV- channel 11.