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  •  What you propose could be how this is done (1+ / 0-)
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    If it's done right, which it should be. But don't tell me that there aren't $30B worth of cuts to defense spending per year we could make that wouldn't make us the slightest bit less safe short or long-term AND be done in a way so as to not hurt the economy, service members, workers and small businesses.

    We actually did this after WWII, the biggest scaling down of our military ever, and it resulted in the biggest boom in US history.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 09:37:09 AM PST

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    •  Amen - There are many Capital Intensive Projects (2+ / 0-)
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      for weapons we don't need. Eliminating them would result in job losses, but to high skill workers who can redirect themselves to other high tech infrastructure projects that actually benefit this country.

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