Robert Reich - Robert Reich
America's biggest — and only major — jobs program is the U.S. military.
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Michael Leon - Veterans Today
Tallies Cost of War Including Recent Supplemental Bill through September 30, 2010$749.9 billion for Iraq$337.8 billion for Afghanistan$1.09 trillion total spending With the passage of a supplemental spending bill last week (H.R. 4899), Congress has appropriated an additional $36.2 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the 2010 fiscal ...
- PA Council of Churches
WASHINGTON - August 5 - With the passage of a supplemental spending bill last week (H.R. 4899), Congress has appropriated an additional $36.2 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the 2010 fiscal year. The bulk of this money was directed to Afghanistan accounting for $33.9 billion. National Priorities ...
David Swanson - World News
Lisa Savage - Centre for Research on Globalization
Meanwhile, a National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is talking about cuts to Social Security, Medicare and the home mortgage deduction to address the nation's growing budget deficit.
James Owens - West Orlando News Online
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Sunday, what is being touted as a new plan for dealing with Pakistan. The plan involves an expansion of development assistance in an effort to keep Pakistan on-board in the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban. This is not a new plan, it's the ...
Chris Hellman - Yes! Magazine
The current economic crisis, coupled with concerns about spiraling deficits and our staggering national debt, is, at long last, bringing military spending to the forefront of the budget debate. Not since the end of the Cold War and the discussion of a "peace dividend" has the Pentagon budget—generally considered sacrosanct—received ...
Deirdre Shesgreen - Connecticut Mirror
WASHINGTON-Two of Connecticut's corporate giants-Pratt & Whitney and General Electric Co.-have long been at loggerheads over a multi-million dollar spending item in the federal budget: $485 million to fund an alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.Pratt makes the JSF's lead engine, while GE and Rolls Royce are jointly ...