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War Spending

The Campaign to End All War

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
Dennis Trainor

Originally Posted at AcronymTV In this interview with David Swanson, we discuss a campaign, still in its planning stages, to eliminate "the inst...

Only One Good Way to Brake Before Going Over the Debt Cliff: Reduce Wasteful War Spending!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Guns or butter is of course the real issue. It's unfortunate, all these decades after Eisenhower's warning about the pernicious, corrupting influence of the Military Industrial Complex, that we cannot count on those in Washington to heed the dangers.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Passes Sweeping Overhaul Of Wartime Contracting | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a sweeping overhaul on Tuesday of the U.S. government's wartime contracting procedures, the largest such reform in dec...

On Military Budgets and Spiritual Death

Nicolas J.S. Davies | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Nicolas J.S. Davies

As Martin Luther King told us, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." What kind of society can regard such indiscriminate violence and taking of life as a justifiable form of defense?

It's the Policy, Stupid!

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Elected to the U.S. Senate seven times, I know about the running for re-election on presidents' policies. In fact, my re-election in 1998 can be attributed in large measure to my vigorous opposition to President Clinton's NAFTA with Mexico.

Panetta Starts Singing Contractors' Tune After Closed-Door Meeting

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

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 War Budget Is Burning Down Our Economy

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The simple truth is that, beyond war industry hype, military spending costs us jobs.

Libya and Beyond: How Did We Get There and What Happens Next?

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

As the Administration indulges itself with wars in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States has massive economic problems at home. The American people get myths, rhetoric and unemployment, while war profiteers get the gold.

Pentagon's Scare Campaign Based On Budget Spin, Not Facts

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The Pentagon and their war industry allies are mounting an aggressive, fear-based campaign of hyperbole and spin to scare Congress away from cuts that could affect contractor profits.

War Budget Cuts Possible if We Counter Contractors' Multimillion-Dollar Campaign Spending

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The deal worked out to allow a rise in the debt ceiling gives us our first real chance in more than a decade to make significant cuts to our country's out-of-control war budget, but we are going to have to fight for them.

How to Cut Hundreds of Billions in War Spending

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The debt limit crisis that's consumed Washington, D.C. created an unexpected silver lining: the first opportunity in a decade to make real cuts to our runaway military budget.

How Much Are You Paying in Taxes for War This Year?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

As we are about to write checks to the IRS, at a time when, frankly, we don't have a lot of money to spare, it's important that we take a good, hard look at where our dollars are going.

Petraeus "Understands the Frustration" With Spending "Enormous Amounts of Money," But He'll Keep Spending It If You Let Him

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

News flash: if you can't turn the war effort around with 30,000 more troops at a cost of $1 million per troop, per year, maybe the military solutions aren't solutions after all.

Fed Up Americans Run First-Ever Anti-Afghanistan-War TV Ad

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Our communities here in the U.S. are suffering in a terrible economic vise. When do we stop wasting money on this futile war and start getting serious about getting American back on its feet?

Young Filmmakers Decry the Trillion-Dollar Cost of Two Dumb Wars

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

What would you do with $1 trillion? Unfortunately, one of Washington, D.C.'s answers over the last decade has been, "waste it on two wars that make us less safe and cause deep suffering at home and abroad."

Cow Most Sacred: Why Military Spending Remains Untouchable

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

U.S. military outlays today equal that of every other nation on the planet combined, a situation without precedent in modern history. What are Americans getting for their money? Sadly, not much.

Obama's War, One Year Later: 195 Million Say No to War

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of President Obama's escalated military campaign in Afghanistan. One year later, violence is still getting worse and costs are skyrocketing.

Tell Joe Klein It's Stupid NOT to Get Out of Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

While 68 percent of Americans worry that the war's costs affect our ability to fix problems here at home, we're wasting $2 billion a week on a war that's not making us safer. That sounds pretty stupid to me.

New York's Spending on the Afghanistan War Is Larger Than Its Budget Hole

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Robert Greenwald

Thanks to policymakers spending New York taxpayer money on the Afghanistan War instead of things like mass transit this year, the state lost 107,904 potential jobs, along with all the economic activity those jobs would create.

Amanda Terkel

Barney Frank: Cut NATO Spending | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public officials on both sides of the aisle are increasingly looking toward the defense budget as a possible avenue for cutting spending...

Arizona Politicians Cut Off Funds for Life-Saving Transplants While Cheering Afghanistan War Spending

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Arizona's Republican-led state government just decided to cut their state budget by slashing their state's Medicaid coverage for organ transplants, ev...

Blowing Billions on War While American Workers Go Under

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

2010-12-04-greenwald.jpgFor the full cost of the war for one week -- $2 billion -- we could extend unemployment insurance for about 6.7 million people for a week. Bring back the money being wasted on a war that's not making us safer. We'd like to use it to put people to work again.

Invitees to President Obama's UT-Austin Speech: Get Out of Afghanistan, War's Failing, Set a Timetable

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Today, President Obama came to my town to give an invite-only speech at the University of Texas. Lacking an invite, I wondered what people with invites had to say about the Afghanistan War.

Ryan Grim: Vote To Fund Afghanistan War Shows "Unbelievable Disconnect" Between American People And Washington (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Ryan Grim went on MSNBC today to discuss congressional support for the war in Afghanistan. On Tuesday the House of ...

Gates Orders Billions In Domestic Pentagon Cuts To Pay For Wars Abroad

New York Times | THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has ordered the military and the Pentagon's civilian bureaucracy to find tens of billions of dollars i...