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Cut Commitments, Not Muscle

William971 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:24 PM
Leave it to Buchanan to take the low road on this. Fire the Army and build Fortress America - but how does this resolve the budget dilemma ? How does this make the world a safer place for Americans to live in ? In the meantime, the drumbeat goes, "For it's GI this, an' GI that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!" But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot; An' it's GI this, an' GI that, an' anything you please; An' GI ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that the GI sees!" All scruvy paleolibertarians can get downwind now.
The problem is not the magnitude of the sequestration cuts, but their distribution. The effects will fall unfairly on a relatively small group of people. Be Proud, America.
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Poll: When In Doubt, Blame Republicans

William971 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 3:58 PM
At least in Virginia, there were enough campaign ads warning defense sector employees what would happen to defense jobs if sequestration happened. It probably doesn't help now to say "I told you so". - but George Allen and Mitt Romney did just that. The big problem is that we're all getting reaganed to death, with the "Government is the Problem" rhetoric. Most Americans don't believe that, and this here rock-ribbed lifelong GOP supporter does not believe it. I think it is shabby to keep kicking the can down the road, and to accept the death of a million tax increases. But the numbers do not lie. I do understand why the GOP caucus has stacked arms, but this article is right - they will get blamed for what Br'er Fox did...
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Is Hagel out of the Mainstream?

William971 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 1:31 PM
In our hearts, we know they're (Hagel and Buchanan) wrong. "Nation Building at Home" is just another word for America First isolationism. A pox on them all.
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