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Sequestration and Stupidity

Hamilcar Barca Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 2:03 PM
DOD should cut out the "diversity" programs along with all the support staff and money for studies and implementation. Any uniformed personnel should be reassigned to combat/combat support/combat service support units immediately. DOD should also cut out any "green energy" programs to include bio-fuels research. The Navy should take this opportunity to stop putting women on board our nuclear attack and ballistic missile submarines. These are just a few items that come to mind. I am certain a few O3s and E4s could come up with enough cuts to existing and unnecessary programs to make up for the estimated funding cuts.
Truckman Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 11:30 PM
I don't see how keeping women off our subs is saving any significant funds,or is this just a personal grudge?
Another valid cut would be to end ongoing foreign aid programs. I can see sending a little help when we have it to spare to help a Country past a tough spot,but we need to stop subsidizing Countries whose only product is growing dependency on OUR money.
I agree that we need to cut ALL politicians' salaries to 2008 values,and also reduce the WORKFORCE,if you can call it that,to 2008 numbers.
We need to re-structure the Dept of Education,get rid of the Union,and set more Conservative standards for Teachers. Get back to what kids REALLY need to learn,and skip the Liberal junk they're being force-fed now.
Truckman Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 11:32 PM
It'd ALSO be good if Parents would start teaching their kids about values,scruples,common sense and HONESTY. (Of course,they'd have to learn that stuff THEMSELVES first.)

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