AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
I haven't heard you quote anyone, mostly just give your rather wordy theories on women vs men as an athletic event rather than the actual Infantry requirements.
So what is this 'testimony' you have gathered? you seem quite intent on ignoring my 'testimony'. I have listed the differences between how i see the selection process for grunts vs yours. So I see you as willfully ignoring what doesn't fit your spread sheet. you thus far have not referenced ANY Infantry source. Being 'in the military' doesn't make you a grunt.
This isn't a simple 'you have no idea of what it takes to be a grunt so shut up'... no this is a case of you have no idea how wrong your theoretical example is, and refuse to accept it might in fact be flawed.
Now your whole premise of 'for what they do best' is flawed. Like it or not we as a people don't cookie cutter too well into roles others think we are 'best suited' for. we gravitate to what we WANT to do, we are not computers. Hell I know a BUNCH of women who would make lousy mothers, but much better cops, doctors, pilots, techs and even bean counters....
I tested very high in all the various tests screening recruits for military jobs.... I VOLUNTEERED for Light Weapons Infantry, I struggled to make the physical requirements, to endure the pain,rain,dust,hunger,lack of sleep all the while knowing thousands of Pogues and REMFs were getting paid the EXACT same thing I was and for a 8 to 4 job. But I'd be gotohell if I was going to quit the only job I ever had I loved and hated in equal measure.
THAT is the key to a good grunt, one who has to reach and struggle to be blue and fights everyday to stay that way. because in the end the Grunt has to face the unfaceable, endure the unendurable all the while praying he can survive the unsurvivable. unless you shrink down the Infantry to SF size you can't have only the best of the best by your benchmarks.
Which is why the Infantry uses standards, beat the standard and you are good to go.
no spreadsheet covers drive, heart, desire.
But i have said this repeatedly.
we must be realistic and consider women cant do everything in a combat just as men cant give birth . we are different...))
but they must be voluntary to defend their country and it is another issue.
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