Posts Tagged: military spending
With pressure to slash the 1.3 trillion-dollar federal deficit rising sharply, the public debate over whether to exempt the Pentagon from such cuts is moving rapidly toward centre-stage.
The military spending cuts proposed by the Deficit Reduction Commission is both good and bad for a truly sustainable defense budget.
What if the tea partiers decided to go after big government over at the Pentagon?
When you look at me, you can't mistake the fact that I'm of a certain age. But just for a moment, think of me as nine years old.
We need to update the Johnny Paycheck song for this era of high unemployment and high military spending.
We should cut the military budget and use that money to fund our transition to a greener economy.
How can we come out of this recession with a manufacturing sector and a workforce that are globally competitive, that produce things that people need in the new green economy?
Geopolitics drove the U.S.-China detente. It could do the same between Washington and Pyongyang.
Have you ever thought about just how strange this country's version of normal truly is? Let me make my point with a single, hardly noticed Washington Post news story that's been on my mind for a while. It represents the sort of reporting that, in our world, zips by with next to no reaction, despite the true weirdness buried in it.
In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, we need to make sure that every penny of our tax dollars is spent wisely.