Friday, August 12, 2022

Tag: military budget

House votes down amendments to cut ‘outrageous’ military budget

"The good news is: the American people are on to the racket and mobilizing to demand a reallocation of funding away from the Pentagon and to prioritize human needs."

What a waste!

It can’t be emphasized enough just how many taxpayer dollars are now being showered on the Pentagon.

The Pentagon just got $778 billion, but USAID is running out...

“Why is there more money for the military-industrial complex… at the same time the U.S. is refusing to spend the $25 billion needed to make enough additional vaccines to vaccinate the world?”

How Congress loots the Treasury for the military-industrial-congressional complex

How the conjunction of dysfunctional military leadership, an ever-growing arms industry and a Congress that keeps handing them trillions of dollars, constitutes the full flowering of President Eisenhower's greatest fears for the future of the United States.

Stop calling the military budget a ‘defense’ budget

Let’s blow away the linguistic fog. The Pentagon budget is not a “defense” budget.

House panel approves $37.5 billion military budget increase for 2022

“A day after the United States withdrew from one of the most costly wars in history, the absolute LAST thing congressional representatives should be doing is increasing the Pentagon budget.”

Shrewd deceptions: Lying by omission

Understanding how misguided and arguably insane our military priorities and spending are.

81 senators vote to override Trump veto of NDAA as GOP...

It is the first veto override of Trump's presidency.

Rejecting Michèle Flournoy, progressives demand Biden pick Pentagon chief ‘untethered’ from...

"The power progressives hold must be wielded now before it's too late, before Flournoy is crowned and the U.S. slips further into decline..."

The Pentagon budget still rising, 40 years later

The rationale for spending more than $700 billion a year on the Pentagon—and well over $1.2 trillion for national security writ large—simply does not exist.

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While Cuba deals with blazing fire, the U.S. watches and waits

Withholding assistance at this critical time indicates to Cubans, Cuban Americans and the world that the Biden Administration is not really interested in the well-being of the Cuban people, despite statements to the contrary.

Exploring the mindsets of typical, fanatical Trump supporters: part 3

This kind of subservient attitude and blind loyalty is unbelievable, beyond comprehension, it’s as if these Trumpsters may have been mind-conditioned.

How employers are trying to thwart a wave of union drives

“Fear is a great motivator. That’s exactly how they operate.”

The Arctic is warming nearly 4x faster than the rest of the world: new research

"What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic."

Voters demand Biden take action to address ‘national crisis’ of rising housing costs

"Biden must take it upon himself to use his executive authority in order to assist those who need it the most, or we will not only have a cost-of-housing crisis in this country, but a major homelessness crisis as well."