William Hartung - Huffington Post
Well, he didn't exactly say that. But in his speech last Saturday at the Eisenhower Library, Obama Secretary of Defense Robert Gates acknowledged that the United States has such a huge lead in conventional military power that we can afford to do without a few ships here, a few planes ...
Austin Raynor - The Libertarian Solution
Since 9-11, American foreign policy has become markedly interventionist and excessively costly. According to the National Priorities Project, Congress to date has allocated $747.3 billion to the war in Iraq and $299 billion to the war in Afghanistan. American military expenditures are as great as the military expenditures of the ...
John CK Daly - ISA Intel
Operation Enduring Freedom on 7 October began its ninth year. At $4 billion per month, a National Priorities Project has determined that the total cost of military operations in Afghanistan by the end of the year will be almost $200 billion. Thoughtful American taxpayers may ask why the Obama administration ...
Susan Cornwell - Reuters
President Barack Obama's request in February for more money to pay for the war in Afghanistan is still snarled in Congress as lawmakers work on other priorities and deal with scarce budget resources.
Alan Singer - The Huffington Post
Anthropologist Margaret Mead is credited with the statement, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Mead supposedly said it at a cocktail party and although she was a prolific author, she never wrote it ...
Sarah VonEsch - Aggressive Progressive
The economy may be turning around for some, but in many states across the country, unemployment is well above ten percent. Most of us can probably point to situations where people are losing their jobs and homes, small businesses are closing, social services are being cut and families are forced ...
Marylin Olds - Kingston Community News
We all know someone who is out of work. If you don't, then drop by the local food banks or St. Olaf's on St. Vincent's utility bill aid days or the unemployment office.
Tracy Emblem - PDA
The National Priorities Project estimates that it cost the U.S. taxpayers $1.05 trillion dollars to fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars through the end of Fiscal Year 2010. In March, the administration appeared again on Capital Hill to ask for another $33 billion to support the "surge" in Afghanistan.
Paul Scaglia - CT Post
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Jane Califf - NorthJersey.com
Matt Ryan, the mayor of Binghamton, New York, is so fed up with all the painful budget cuts he has to implement that he has embarked on a very unusual project that he introduced at a press conference April 14.