Tagged: military spending
When you look at me, you can't mistake the fact that I'm of a certain age. But just for a moment, think of me as nine years old.
We need to update the Johnny Paycheck song for this era of high unemployment and high military spending.
We should cut the military budget and use that money to fund our transition to a greener economy.
Isn't there some kind of law against panhandling?
How can we come out of this recession with a manufacturing sector and a workforce that are globally competitive, that produce things that people need in the new green economy?
A $10 million earmark in another bill would stick out like a sore thumb, but in the defense bill it fits right in.
If there is one thing that the whole world can agree on, it's that we already have too many warheads, but that doesn't deter the companies that make them.
Have you ever thought about just how strange this country's version of normal truly is? Let me make my point with a single, hardly noticed Washington Post news story that's been on my mind for a while. It represents the sort of reporting that, in our world, zips by with next to no reaction, despite the true weirdness buried in it.
However you describe the Pentagon budget, it's a lot of money.
In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, we need to make sure that every penny of our tax dollars is spent wisely.