Ready to rumble for jobs, not war and more weapons? (via Peace Action Blog)

Ready to rumble for jobs, not war and more weapons? By Judith Le Blanc Something is missing in the swirl of news reporting on the debt ceiling deal struck on August 2 by the Congress and the President for close to $1 trillion in cuts in discretionary programs over the next decade. Will the 58% of  discretionary spending that goes to the Pentagon take a hit in the name of deficit reduction? The short answer is not necessarily, not unless we are ready to rumble. Even the Senate Armed Services Commit …

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The military budget has doubled in the last 13 years. Up until now there has been a bottomless till for weapons and wars. Lawrence Korb, former assistant secretary of Defense under President Reagan, says, “in real or inflation adjusted dollars it is higher than at any time since World War II, including the Korean and Vietnam wars and the height of the Reagan buildup.”

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