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Tag: Department of Transportation

March
7th

SEQUESTER: Self-interest vs. national interest

Re: “15,000 teachers at military schools will get furloughs” (TNT, 3-5).

The Defense Department’s planned furlough of schoolteachers in the face of sequester is disturbingly insensitive and in need of public review, particularly in light of national interests. With thousands of nuclear warheads, redundant weapons systems, a history of cost overruns and contractor fraud, the department chooses to compromise the future of children under its care.

In the same vein of national interests the Department of Transportation, when required to take a 2 percent reduction in its budget, singles out travelers at airports. National interests have become synonymous with

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