MILITARY CONVERSION: BRING THE TROOPS HOME
Another modest proposal
Hal Pepinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org, pepinsky.blogspot.com
August 27, 2011
I know this is a political dream, but hear me out on how the US could save its own and spare the world greater pain.
Let Congress that henceforth all soldiers will become members of the national guard, subject to deployment by governors.
Reallocate all Pentagon and CIA/NSA tax revenues primarily by county population.
Use that tax money to employ veterans for local services, including maintaining infrastructure, and to offer veterans and their families subsidized living in currently foreclosed housing.
I know I’m dreaming, but oh if we could get our priorities straight. Love and peace--hal