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Needed: Nation-Building in Worcester, Mass.

by
Abby Zimet

Thanks be to the way-too-few, brave voices of those in Congress who
persist in calling out the insanity of funding the carnage in
Afghanistan, but not our own needs at home. On a call with bloggers,
Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Maine's own Chellie Pingree cited the
surreal discrepancies of spending $7 billion a month in Afghanistan, but
turning down money to create jobs or extend unemployment benefits.

"We're going bankrupt, we can't extend
unemployment insurance, but when it comes to Karzai, we're a bottomless
pit." - McGovern

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