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The Gop Debt Ceiling Plan Would Gut The Social Safety Net: 05/24/2023

Rose Aguilar - KALW

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss ongoing negotiations over the debt ceiling.

Report Shows How $1.1 Trillion In Annual Us Militarized Spending Is Crushing Society: 05/24/2023

Brett Wilkins - Common Dreams

"We keep hearing that our government can't afford nice things—or necessary things—for everyone," said the paper's co-author. "Yet militarized spending in the U.S. has almost doubled over the past two decades."

Unwarranted Influence, Twenty-First-Century-Style: 05/08/2023

William D. Hartung and Ben Freeman - Tom Dispatch

The MIC is consuming many more tax dollars and feeding far larger weapons producers than when President Eisenhower first raised the alarm about the “unwarranted influence” it wielded in 1961.

Imagine If Another Bernie Sanders Challenges Joe Biden: 05/08/2023

Peter Beinart - New York Times

Mr. Biden isn’t listening to ordinary Democrats on military spending, either. In March, he proposed lavishing more on defense, adjusted for inflation, than the United States did at the height of the last Cold War.

‘China Threat’ Needed To Feed The Insatiable Us Military-Industrial Complex: 05/07/2023

Alex Lo - South China Morning Post

Without an ‘enemy’, no taxpayer would fork out an average US$1,087 for Pentagon contractors over US$270 for their children’s subpar education

From Military To Policing, Say No To A Federal Budget That Prioritizes Violence: 04/26/2023

Maya Schenwar - Truthout

Biden’s budget would increase sky-high military spending and expand the police — and Republican proposals are worse.

On Earth Day, Consider How Militarism Affects Our Environment: 04/21/2023

Bill Christofferson - Wisconsin Examiner

Earth Day is a time to reflect on the impact humans have on the environment and on how war and militarism are connected to and responsible for the biggest threat to the ecosystem and the world’s population — climate change. 

Ordinary Americans Are Being Forced To Subsidize The Military-Industrial Complex: 04/19/2023

Luke Savage - Jacobin

This year, the average American paid $1,087 in taxes just for Pentagon contractors alone. Imagine the kind of society we could construct with just a fraction of the resources we devote to war.

Where Does My Tax Money Go? This Calculator Tells You What Happens After You Pay The Irs: 04/18/2023

Michael Grothaus - Fast Company

Maybe you can’t get out of paying the Internal Revenue Service, but a little transparency never hurts.

Average Us Taxpayer Spent $1,087 On Pentagon Contractors In 2022: 04/17/2023

Brett Wilkins - Common Dreams

"The main message? Our government is continuing to invest too much in the military, and in militarized law enforcement, and not nearly enough on prevention, people, and our communities."