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Private Defense Contractors Need War To Keep Profits High: 07/17/2015

Mark Karlin - Buzzflash at Truthout

Op-Ed: The Gop Has No Defense For Its Defense Spending: 07/07/2015

A.J. Delgado - Miami Herald

Conservatives are fiscally responsible. We believe in smaller government, cutting government spending and reducing the national debt. So why do we support reckless, bloated, wasteful government spending on so-called “defense” — and even fight to increase it?

Dems Will Torture Gop With Shutdown Politics In Bid To Win Concessions: 06/26/2015

Michael McAuliff - Huffington Post

Memorial Day: Praying For Peace While Waging Permanent War?: 05/26/2015

Bill Quigley - Huffington Post

Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?

With Billions For Back-Door Slush Fund, Military Dodges Austerity In House Budget: 05/15/2015

Sarah Lazare - Common Dreams

'Will we see defense spending with no real limits in sight while we have limits on domestic spending for education and health care and infrastructure?'

Amtrak Crash Philadelphia: Did Gop Funding Cuts Make Derailment More Likely?: 05/13/2015

Elizabeth Whitman - International Business Times

When it comes to supporting America’s railroads, Republicans have a dismal track record, one that appears unlikely to change even in light of a deadly Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia Tuesday night that killed at least six people and injured 140. Republicans and conservative groups have long pushed for cutting ...

'Mission Accomplished' Was 12 Years Ago Today. What's Been The Cost Since Then?: 05/01/2015

Jesse Rifkin - Huffington Post

On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush delivered a now-infamous speech aboard an aircraft carrier in which he declared that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" and that "in the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." That speech, given less than two months ...

House Dedicates Millions To Unneeded Missile System: 04/30/2015

Kellan Howell - Washington Times

In what some are calling a political power play, Congress moved Thursday to approve the national defense budget that includes millions of dollars for a missile-defense site that Pentagon officials have repeatedly said is unneeded.

7 Ways The Government Is Spending Your Money: 04/29/2015

Megan Elliott - The Cheat Sheet

Federal government spending is closing in on $4 trillion a year, according to the National Priorities Project. A big chunk of that money comes directly from you, the taxpayer. The government gets most of its spending money via tax revenue, including $1.53 trillion via individual income taxes. Corporate income taxes, customs duties, and excise ...