Andrea Shalal-Esa - Reuters
General Electric Co (GE.N) and Britain's Rolls Royce (RR.L) on Monday stepped up a drive to safeguard their alternate F-35 fighter engine as lawmakers introduced an amendment that would cut $485 million of funding for the embattled program in fiscal year 2011.The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, defying ...
Anita Dancs - Dollars & Sense
When Americans pull up to the pump, the price they pay for a gallon of gas does not begin to reflect the true costs of extracting, transporting, and burning that gallon of fuel.
Chris Hellman - TomDispatch.com
When it comes to the Pentagon and the U.S. military, wherever you look, there's money being handed out. Wildly and in staggering amounts. Early this month, for instance, the U.S. Army announced that it had awarded KBR, the private contractor which was once part of Halliburton, a contract worth up ...
- Western Front
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Alan Gray - News Blaze
The National Priorities Project "Cost of War" counter, that counts the total money appropriated for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, will reach the $1 trillion mark by the end of this month.
Michael Payne - OpEdNews
Can bullets and bombs cause severe destruction in foreign lands and in America at the same time? Is that not impossible? It's not only possible, but it's happening right before our eyes. While bullets and bombs are raining destruction upon the nations of Afghanistan and Pakistan they are also, in ...
Chris Hellman - Institute for Policy Studies
With the health-care legislation completed and the climate-change debate derailed by the BP oil disaster, Congress should get to work on the federal budget. Yet Capitol Hill has been slow to tackle this perennial challenge. Even though entitlement programs--Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security--and other mandatory spending absorb two-thirds of the ...
Jackie Bruno - 22 News
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - According to the National Priorities Project, we'll reach the trillion dollar mark for money spent on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan on May 30th of this year.
- Associated Press / MSNBC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday he supports gays being able to marry but believes states, not the federal government, should make the decision.
- Decline of the Empire
Every month the BLS announces the latest the unemployment number. Every quarter, the BEA tells us what GDP was in the previous quarter. These are the headline numbers, the ones you're most likely to hear about. A statistic you're not likely to see on the Front Page is the number ...