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  •  Again I ask where is the second part (0+ / 0-)

    of a plan that needs to come with defense cuts.  I see progressives all over this site cavalierly say slash the military.   Okay I agree with that as long as there is a second part to that proposal which is AND replace 70-80% of that spending with infrastructure  spending.  

    If you don't push for the second part of that in any slash the military proposal what you are doing cutting millions of solid middle class jobs.  That also means, if done right, any slashing of the military budget is not going to be the savings people think it will be because those monies will be directed elsewhere.  

    I just want people to think about what slashing the military without tying those cuts to increasing infrastructure spending means.     We should NEVER propose slash the military without saying AND increase infrastructure spending in the very same sentence.  

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