We need to make the case that poverty is a bigger threat to Americans than terrorism.
This talk of budget cuts is cause for concern, seeing as the first thing that tends to get cut is social programs and aid for the poor.
This would, however, be a good opportunity to address our bloated Defense budget - if our congress had a the political courage to even mention the elephant.
Odds aside, we have to stop sweeping poverty under the rug and make the case that helping the poor will do more for our security than military might. Not sure how to approach this, but I figured this post could get the ball rolling...
6. If you don't think terrorism is a major threat,...
you're delusional. Besides that, freezing spending on combating terror to maintain social programs would be political suicide. The RW would rip Obama to shreds if he validated their claim that he is making the country less secure.
17. Never argue that terrorism is of low importance.
That is an electorally suicidal response, pardon the pun.
You argue about what is actually effective in fighting terrorism and point out that a lot of what we are doing is reactive and ineffective. You talk about what can be done better, with savings in the process.
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