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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:26 PM
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Tell Congress to Cut Pentagon Spending
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 09:26 PM by and-justice-for-all

Warfare or Health Care?

House Republican leaders unveiled their 2012 budget proposal this week, slashing health care across the board while increasing military spending. 1

Thats right -- the GOP wants to slash Medicare and Medicaid payments and eliminate the new health care law, while giving the Pentagon even more money. Their slogan should be Warfare Not Health Care.

If Congress is serious about tightening our collective belt, the Pentagon would be the best place to start. Over half of the money Congress controls goes directly into the Pentagons pocket, and that doesn't even count the money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tell Congress not to gut programs we desperately need, like Medicare, while spending more on war and weapons, which we do not need.

We cant afford to cut vital programs for the poor and for seniors just to keep the dollars flowing to the Pentagon. Let Congress know that if it is serious about cutting the budget, it needs to reduce Pentagon spending first.

http://act.truemajorityaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/...

Sincerely,
Drew Hudson
USAction/TrueMajority

1 -- http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/house-re...
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:33 PM
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1. done!
i am so sick of warfare...across the board. bring our troops home and give them jobs fixing our own infrastructure and our own country...

will the M.I.C ever be stopped?
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:19 PM
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2. Yes. Get the hell out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, close most
of the military bases around the world. Lastly, please stop pretending that there is some kind of an American Empire.
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golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:36 PM
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3. Stop all THREE wars immediately
We no longer can afford to be world police. Those days
are long gone. Wake up and smell the coffee.
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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:53 PM
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4. cut by 2/3
One nuclear sub cost could have funded health care for all the children in the US
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