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  •  CUT THE MILITARY BUDGET (7+ / 0-)

    The whole debate is so small minded. Forget entitlement reform. Cut $1T from the military budget. We don't need the guns & ammo. Enough already. We don't need to be ready to fight three wars at a time or to stave off a global zombie apocalypse. The zombies are in DC already.

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

    by plh225 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 02:39:50 PM PST

    •  Fine as long as we replace a large % of those (2+ / 0-)
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      mightymouse, qofdisks

      cuts with infrastructure spending.  If we did that cuts to the defense budget are not savings you think they will be.  If we don't do that then we just put thousands, if not millions, of middle class people out of work.  

      Like it or not our military spending is the largest jobs program we have right now.  Just slashing it without replacing it with some other infrastructure/jobs program will hurt many in the middle class.  

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