Speak up! Military Spending cuts at risk!
There are some in Congress who want to keep us from bringing military spending under control. Don’t let them do it!
Under last year’s deficit deal, military and domestic programs are supposed to be cut equally over the next ten years. So far, the Pentagon has barely been nicked. The Defense Department put out its budget plans for the next five years showing the Pentagon budget shrinking modestly for one year and then growing again. Meanwhile domestic programs needed to strengthen our struggling economy have suffered massive cuts.
Now some in Congress want to stop the clock, suspend next year’s cuts, and establish the principle that military spending cannot be touched. It’s up to us to say “NO!”
Congressional supporters of the military industrial complex are rejecting limits on military spending. They’ve churned out a distortion-packed video, Congressman Buck McKeon has filed “stop the cuts” legislation in the House, and now Senator McCain is promoting similar Senate legislation. They’ve even released an “ Economic Impact Report” on Pentagon cuts that is at odds with the very sound University of Massachusetts analysis showing that far more jobs are created when we invest federal dollars in other sectors like education and clean energy.
It’s the Pentagon or us. Let’s help Congress make the right choice. Tell them to speak out for real Pentagon cuts and real domestic spending increases.
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We need to cut Pentagon spending and prevent it from eating up more of the federal budget. There is no way we can recover from the recession if we don’t cut military spending and shift hundreds of billions of dollars to the jobs and services we need in our communities.