Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Roxana Tiron - The Hill: Congress Blog
A panel commissioned by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is recommending nearly $1 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon's budget during the next 10 years.
Vijay Prashad - Counter Punch
n May 30, at 10:06am, the United States exchequer turned over its trillionth dollar to the U. S. armed forces for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A trillion dollars is a lot of money. As my friends at the National Priorities Project put it, if I made a $1 ...
David Swanson - American Chronicle
During the past five years since I moved back to Charlottesville, Virginia, I had yet to observe the slightest violent incident, prior to the recent spree of horrific mass murders. There was crime, but I hadn't ever seen it. I had only heard about it in the local media. First ...
Saul Friedman - Huffington Post
Ordinarily, this column, devoted to issues confronting older Americans, doesn't get into more cosmic subjects of war and peace. But the bloviating former headmaster who spoke too long at my granddaughter's graduation lost an opportunity to tell the graduates something they ought to know. He spoke almost nostalgically about World ...
- RTT News
RTTNews) - A report by a non-profit organization which tracks American military spending says the total cost of the US military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan has crossed $1 trillion.
- The Voices of Russia in New York City
The cost of the United States' wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost taxpayers more than one trillion dollars as of June 1, according to a report published by a nonprofit organization "National Priorities Project".
Rep. Lynn Woolsey - The Hill: Congress Blog
A week ago Sunday at approximately 10:06 a.m., after the House had adjourned for recess and Americans were enjoying their holiday weekends, our nation reached a truly disturbing milestone. At about that moment, according to the National Priorities Project, the combined amount of taxpayer money spent on the wars in ...
Richard Burnett - Orlando Sentinel
After nearly a decade of combat, U.S. spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan recently passed the $1 trillion mark, making them the biggest wartime expenditure since World War II, according to a new report.
Libby Spencer - The Detroit News: Politics Blog
Those who became suddenly outraged about the deficit since Obama was elected focus their ire on social programs mostly, with a nod towards "pork barrel" spending, as long as the projects aren't directly benefiting their districts. We constantly hear how Social Security and Medicare are "unsustainable" but few look to ...
- Democracy Now!
The amount of money the United States has spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq surpassed the $1 trillion mark last week, according to the National Priorities Project Cost of War counter. To date, over $747 billion has been appropriated for the war in Iraq and $299 billion for the ...