Tagged: military spending
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.
Congress hasn't lost its taste for military pork despite all that chatter about cutting the deficit.
Activists and lawmakers are adopting new tactics to rein in spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Some countries are starting to think that it's time to move on from the USA.
Afghanistan, the racial wealth gap, and a student sit-in.
Non-security discretionary programs are being squeezed by our nation's rising military spending.
Isn't it time to call what Congress will soon vote on by its right name: war escalation funding?
Let's use the BP oil disaster as the impetus we need to really and truly become oil-free by 2030.