Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: military budget

What it means for hunger to burn through the Pentagon’s ranks

Why does the U.S. have an obsession with defense spending rather than analyzing the military's food insecurity?

Spending unlimited

Isn’t it time to end the national-security version of spending unlimited in Washington?

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.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

Nearly 14,000 Nigerian farmers and fishers sue Shell for destroying their livelihoods with oil...

Individuals and institutions from two communities have filed claims against Shell, calling on the company to clean up the devastating pollution and compensate them for its effects.