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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 08:45 PM
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1 Step Solution To All of the USA's Problems
Cut the defense budget in half.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 08:49 PM
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1 Step Solution to all of Mousekind's Problems
Bell the cat.

We do spend too much on defense though; I'll admit that. I mean it's impractical because it's unlikely to be politically feasible.

Bryant
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 08:49 PM
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1. Legalizing weed and taxing churches would also help
n/t
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 08:52 PM
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2. i would put public financing of elections above that
no more corp money in our democratic system.

Then i wold cut the defense budget in half. ;-) ;-)
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 08:57 PM
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3. I agree with your priorities...
...and wish to subscribe to your newsletter. :)
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 09:11 PM
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6. I would submit that the ONLY way you could ever cut the defense budget is with full public financing
In fact, pretty much any significant reform is going to require cutting the life line between corporate money and government.

And we are so not even close to accomplishing it.
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varelse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 08:57 PM
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4. You're dreaming
no - you're not wrong - it's just that there's a step ahead of that one, and that step is a doozy... take the government back from its corporate controllers. Until that step is taken, cutting our military budget is nothing more than a fantasy.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 09:00 PM
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5. I'm afraid we need to go back to formula with America
I'm not sure tinkering with the product we've developed to this point is gonna have much of an effect.
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 09:38 PM
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7. Eliminate the wage tax.
Go back to taxing profits from investment. Let the profitable pay for the protection afforded by the federal government in the form of military protection for their foreign investments.

As long as we the people continue to foot the bill for the corporate goon's hit men, we will continue to suffer.

It worked one hundred and thirty years, you can't deny that.

Keep the income tax at the state and lower levels only.
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