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There is no doubt that the sequester will detrimentally affect many people.  People who have no where else to go will see their support system crumbling beneath them.  Who cares about longer lines at the airport security checkpoints?  I'm talking about people who need food and shelter, some things that I am ashamed to have to mention in this country.

These are the people who have to suffer because the only way we will ever reduce military expenditures in America is by sticking with the sequester.

There is no way, absolutely no way, that we will ever become less militaristic by relying on Congress to cut military spending.  No way!  Any member of the House of Representatives who advocates substantial cuts in military spending will lose their seat in the next election to a more conservative politician.  That means the sequester is our only choice.  Cuts in social programs for cuts in military programs.

What a crappy situation this is.  Makes me want to go back to milking sheep on Kangaroo Island, and watching the sea lions at Seal Bay.  You get a special feeling when you stand at Cape Willoughby, look south, and realize that the next land is Antarctica.  Makes you temporarily forget that the rest of the world exists, and that we are ignoring every issue that we have created by the few different DNA we have compared to chimps.  You know which DNA I mean.  The ones that allowed us to create religion, pollute our living space, shoot our neighbors with automatic weapons, torture others while ignoring those in need, and making reality tv shows.

I alone can't make up for the damage the sequester will do to people.  But we must stop wars of choice, and how else is it going to happen?

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  •  Robbing Peter to rob Paul does not seem like (3+ / 0-)
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    DeadHead, Odysseus, jasan

    an effective or equitable strategy.

    Money, like talents, is to be spent, hiding it is wrong. Whether you call it rationing or sequestering or saving for a rainy day, taking money out of circulation results in deprivation and increases general insecurity. So, everyone starts hoarding down the line and the economy stalls.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 11:17:36 PM PST

  •  If we'd vote these fucking lunatics out of office (1+ / 0-)
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    jasan

    there'd be more options available.

    Meanwhile, all the paranoid Rambo types are terrified of their own shadows and the MIC is all to happy to help that fear along.

    What a fucking joke this situation is.




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 01:54:30 AM PST

  •  I also see the sequester, (0+ / 0-)

    at least on one level, as being an historic first in cutting the Pentagon budget.
    Unfortunately, one of the things they chose to cut was tuition for active duty service people to get education. http://www.dailykos.com/...
    In the coming year, the Sequester will be a bad move for everybody, it will hurt the economy, it has already started to hurt the most economically disadvantaged and it doesn't properly address the problems we face.
    But if it drives the GOP out of office, if it sets a precedent that Pentagon cuts are not sacrosanct, it will do at least some good.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 09:00:15 AM PST

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