Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A progressive Contract with America?

Seems like a no brainer to me.

If Tinklenberg were to sign on, I bet he would make some progress with progressives.

The plan would:

End U.S. Military Action in Iraq
Use U.S. diplomatic power
Address humanitarian concerns
Restore our Constitution
Restore our military
Restore independence to the media
Create a new, U.S.-centered energy policy

What about the economy? Energy policy addresses it a bit, but with our nation facing a recession, economic policies that impact working and middle class Americans need to be discussed as well.

One part of the "contract" I love!
The need for contracting reform is substantial. Private militias have direct incentives to prolong the conflict rather than resolve it; their use needs to be phased out. Contractors must be legally accountable for their actions. War profiteering must be stopped, and those who have engaged in it need to answer for their actions.

Indeed. There seems to be a problem when the Army job I had, getting paid $24,000 a year, can be paid $100,000+ through Defense Contractors.

More to follow...

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