House Republicans betrayed their promise to cut spending by passing Military spending bills that not only shield the Pentagon from any cuts, they actually increase spending on war and weapons by $8 billion. Instead, they want to cut spending on food for children, health care, and help to get jobless Americans back on their feet.
Sign our open letter to the Senate asking them to stick to their promise and cut Pentagon spending.
- U.S. Senate
The Republican-led House has passed a Defense Authorization bill that actually increases spending on the Pentagon, at a direct cost to spending on nation-building here at home. The spending requested is well above what Secretary of Defense Gates and other military leaders have requested, and completely ignores Congress' own promise to cut spending.
The Congress has passed laws committing to cut over $50 billion from the Pentagon. And this target can be sensibly met without harming our national security interests.
But only if the Senate stands up to the House, and refuses to let them destroy the fabric of our social safety net so that we can continue to fund pork-barrel military projects that even the Pentagon does not want.
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