Posts Tagged: military spending
Let's double US government funds devoted to promoting renewable energy.
Much of North Korea's population is starving, yet its government pours money into missile and nuclear programs. Such behavior seems to be the height of irrationality. But North Korea is only following the international community's - especially America's - example.
Let's shrink our military footprint.
Actions will include a protest in front of the White House at noon.
If the death of one man is a tragedy while the death of a million is a statistic then the attack on a single Qur'an is a tragedy while the attack on millions of Muslims is a foreign policy.
We should support the Egyptian miracle by cutting military aid and shifting it to support what will actually help Egyptians improve their standard of living.
Let's define budget cuts as spending less next year than this year. Nothing else should qualify.
The U.S. military is beginning to see climate change as a security threat, but the government isn't making it a high enough priority.
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.