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The age of "freedom with a laissez-faire philosophy" to accumulate money is certainly over. No mention is made in high-level debate of the need to spend much less on the military and much more on the social net. Furthermore, I don't see in your articles that corporate social responsibility should be made a policy requirement so corporations have to fulfill defined levels of contributions to the communities in which they operate. With these two strategic changes in the rudder of the state, I am confident billions would be put to much better use.

SAM GEORGE

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Feb 25 2009 - 8:16pm

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Obama is one of the best public speakers in recent history. Of course, Martin Luther King Jr. was the best, but Obama is not too far behind him. I was pleased by his his promise to get rid of cold war weapons. There is a lot of corporate welfare in the Defense Department budget, and various military contracts for weapons need to be closely examined. I am a little leery of these new fighter aircraft and their cost. They need to check the books , and look at the production line to see if it functions correctly. I have no confidence in defense contractors who subcontract their work and lose control of the production process. I wonder how close we would get to a balanced budget? Submarines are a part of our nuclear deterrent, but they also launch conventional missiles. All weapons systems need to be examined!

Pervis James Casey

Riverside, CA

Feb 25 2009 - 5:40pm

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