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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:44 PM

5. Dude or Dudette......

I can agree with the principles that drive your proposal but...

To suggest you haven't cut any jobs is totally outside of reality.

Every single one of your first 8 proposals would affect jobs. If you cut military spending you likely reduce not only military but also civilian employment.

Reducing contractors that serve the military or other government agencies, if Americans, could affect employment. Ditto for the embassy in BGW or pulling all our troops out of allied countries.

I admire your moxie but suggest the issue is much more complex.

For example if you eliminate a military program such as a hypothetical jet fighter Xenon, you will affect those involved with R&D or production at Xenon plus all of their suppliers.

So don't be fooled by thoughts these changes are "simple" or easy. They aren't.

As progressives what we need to do is refocus priorities.

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