It may be old hat, but it picks up steam

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    http://www.newsday.com/news/politic...54,print.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

    Don't miss the rest of the article.

    Remember that "draft" legislation?

    Remember that not all jobs were gun-toting, but many were "civil service"?

    In essence the draft legislation puts all citizens into manditorilly doing military time.

    No draft, huh?
     
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    we've definitely got some issues to work out.. i'm all for increasing the army's size by 150,000-250,000, the marines by 50,000-75,000.

    it is no longer an option, its a neccessity. if it means increasing the GI bill to around 60-80,000 dollars, it will be worth it. if it means spending an ungodly amount of money, well, its gotta be done. reagan did it, he cut taxes first then increased them twice after he realized we had to pay for all this mess.

    no more screwing around, its time to boost the military.
     
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    and i do believe there is bipartisan support for it, especially in the senate.
     
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    That much of an increase is going to flat kill the quality of leadership. If they do this, they will need to recall the retirees who are still physically fit to fill the leadership gap until the young'uns get wetted down. Just checked, my address is current. OohRah.
     
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    I dont see a draft happening soon. I see a reorganization of the military by the administration but as long as Kerry is not president in janurary i dont see a draft of anything short of china invading the USA.

    I say we only need to worry if Kerry gets into office because

    1)Secretary Rumsfeld has been clear he doesnt want the draft and whats to organize the existing military aparatus better.

    2)One of the top nominees for a possible Secretary of State under Kerry is Senator Biden, one of the men pushing the draft in the Senate.

    Im not too worried about the "bipartisan" support for the draft. As far as ive seen the support consists of 1 "moderate" Republican and about 7 Democrats, of which atleast 2 arent even running for reelection this year and wont be around in january to really affect the debate.
     

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