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  •  A lot of Defense Spending (1+ / 0-)
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    is not labor intensive, but incorporates high skill workers. Why don't we move them from developing weapons to kill people to developing technology that promotes their health and welfare?

    •  A great idea... (0+ / 0-)

      ...the problem is that it has zero chance of happening.  Cutting the defense budget will go to deficit reduction, not to alternative research and development in non-defense fields.  

      In a politically sane environment, we might be able to do exactly what you propose.  In the current environment, it ain't happening -- so postponing both the civilian and defense cuts until the economy is stronger is the best idea.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:04:44 PM PST

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