Urge our Leaders to Invest in People, Not the Pentagon
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Urge our Leaders to Invest in People, Not the Pentagon

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      American Friends Service Committee

In the next two months, we have an unprecedented opportunity to reduce excessive military spending—and we must not waste this moment.

Congress is again debating how to reduce the federal deficit. Some say we should slash programs like food stamps and child tax credits, or cut benefits for Medicare and Medicaid that will place more burdens on to those already struggling in our society.

But while many such “people” programs have already been squeezed, the Pentagon budget doubled from 1998 to 2010—and now makes up more than half the federal discretionary budget. Meanwhile, tax cuts for the wealthiest individuals and corporations have reduced the funds our nation has available to spend.

Our leaders in Washington know full well we’re not broke – but we will become increasingly broken if we don't change our budget priorities.

President Obama and Congressional leaders need to hear from us NOW—before special interests persuade them to protect the Pentagon instead of ensuring good jobs and schools, affordable health care, a clean environment, and a sound safety net. Please sign the petition today.

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    • Elias Alter CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • 6 months ago

      How could it not be

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    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • 6 months ago

      If you want to know what’s going on, recapitulation of self is the road, to know where you are, where you were is the path, what you’ll be doing and where, the Universe’s dance of the sphere’s, on the One‘s way, is the light. “I was born a poor man’s daughter,

      I’ll be happy as a poor man’s wife”(, Buffy St. Marie).

      “No one can own the land”(, Chief Seattle).

      “It’s funny how one insect can damage so much grain”(, Elton John),

      How 400 years of the religion of scientism,

      one moment in the Universe’s life,

      Can destroy so much grace. Finally, humanity without a trace.

      Or, will you leave no footprints that will echo always, and in all ways? reality

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    • Joshua Register TACOMA, WA
      • 6 months ago

      Because I am a Veteran of the Iraq War and that helped change my opinion war and the excessive rampant waste by our government.

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    • Jim Donnellan CENTERVILLE, MA
      • 7 months ago

      we are creating chaos in the world. when the only tool one has is a hammer, every problem is a nail.

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    • RAHMATULLAH SYED AUSTIN, TX
      • 8 months ago

      Life of a American or any national of the world is equal.

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