Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Reduce deficit by cutting military

 The year 2013 hasn’t exactly gotten off to a flying start, has it? Could it be that our leaders need to go back to the drawing board and come up with a completely different set of ideas, instead of bickering and squabbling over the same old issues?

Here’s one suggestion for them: Let’s begin by dismantling the obscenely boated military industrial complex that now dominates our culture. It is bleeding us dry and making us universally hated. It would, of course, mean closing down our “dark prisons” and the thousand military bases we maintain in other peoples’ countries, and ending our wars and our disgraceful drone program of “targeted assassinations.”

But with all the money we’d save, we could create lots of good jobs in clean energy, education, health care for all and infrastructure—and have plenty left over to send teams (more good jobs) and equipment to help repair the damage we’ve done abroad.  

Redemption—a novel idea for America, but it could be the beginning of reclaiming and healing our beautiful country.

Well, I can dream, can’t I?

Diana Fassino


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