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The Sanctity of Military Spending

Posted by seumasach on January 27, 2010

Since much of that overall spending is mandatory, military spending — all of which is discretionary — accounts for over 50% of discretionary government spending. Yet it’s absolutely forbidden to even contemplate reducing it as a means of reducing our debt or deficit.  To the contrary, Obama ran on a platform of increasing military spending, and that is one of the few pledges he is faithfully and enthusiastically filling (while violating his pledge not to use deceitful budgetary tricks to fund our wars)

Glen Greenwald

Global Research

27th January, 2010

Administration officials announced last night that the President, in tomorrow’s State of the Union address, will propose a multi-year freeze on certain domestic discretionary spending programs.  This is an “initiative intended to signal his seriousness about cutting the budget deficit,” officials told The New York Times.

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It’s April 15: Time to Pay for War, Killing and Oppression Once Again

Posted by seumasach on April 17, 2009

 

This Can’t Be Happening

15th April, 2009

As you’re mailing out that tax return again this year, it’s time to remember once again how much of your hard-earned bucks are being devoted to destruction, imperialist domination, slaughter and war, to funding ridiculous programs like the failed anti-missile system, and also to supporting a massively bureaucratic and overstaffed military.

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