Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Yana Kunichoff - truthout
As the United States retains its place as the world's largest defense spender for another year, and the Cost of War counter inches toward the $1 trillion mark, community activists bemoan the priorities of the Obama administration.
Fred Contrada - The Republican
NORTHAMPTON - The city is making another venture into federal and foreign policy as it prepares to sound out residents on a resolution to bring home the local tax money that is funding America's wars abroad.
According to the National Priorities Project, the total direct cost to the United States of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq surpassed one trillion dollars on Sunday, May 30th.
Sherwood Ross - OpEdNews / Veterans Today
"The conditions now, in my view, are unquestionably worse in the inner cities," attorney and civil rights stalwart David Ginsburg told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Education is worse. Housing is worse. Unemployment is worse. We now have a drug problem that we didn't have in 1967 and 1968. There are ...
John Michael Spinelli - Examiner
COLUMBUS, Ohio - At mid-morning Sunday, on Memorial Day weekend when the nation remembers and honors those who have given their full measure in service to their nation, the Cost of War counter will roll over to $1 trillion, the total amount of funds appropriated by Congress since 2003 to ...
Krista Brewer - Georgia WAND
- Common Dreams
ORTHAMPTON, Mass. - May 28 - On May 30, 2010, at 10:06am, the National Priorities Project Cost of War counter - designed to count the total money appropriated for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars - will reach the $1 trillion mark.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky - Huffington Post
As of 10:06 on Sunday, May 30th, we will have spent $1 trillion in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Democratic Underground
Brave New Foundation Releases 'How Would You Spend $1 Trillion?' to Highlight $1 Trillion Spent on Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Mary Zerkel - Huffington Post
What is $1 trillion really worth?