We've got to push back with the truth: military spending costs jobs compared to other ways of spending the money.
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Panetta and his counterparts in the war industry can play Chicken Little all they want about war budget spending cuts, but they can't change the simple fact that military spending is terrible at creating jobs.
The new deficit commission is holding its first substantive meeting on Tuesday, and the military contractors are out in force to protect their profits.
These two wars mutilated our economy. There's no other way to say it. We've taken huge sums of wealth out of the economy and done things with it that further damaged the economy.
Two reports conducted by four cooperating groups show that investing in
sustainability (energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy
America can benefit greatly from significant energy investments in clean energy-if we are smart.
We need to spend federal money now to help jump-start employment and incomes, but once we are spending money, we should devote it to something worthwhile.
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