Jack Nelson-Palmeyer shares:
The high social costs of militarism and war spending are crystal clear as the US House passes a budget that dramatically increases military spending, cuts food stamps, turns Medicaid into a block grant, slashes other social programs, and moves to turn Medicare into a voucher program.
Discussed in "Increased Military Spending Wins Out After Dueling Budget Votes in House" by Jonathan Weisman
Link found at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/us/politics/increased-military-spending-wins-out-after-dueling-budget-votes-in-house.html?rref=politics&module=Ribbon&version=context®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Politics&pgtype=article
Jimmy Carter mentions the military budget during a talk at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum sponsored by Augsburg College in Minneapolis, March 6, 2015, saying that the country is preparing, with President Obama's approval, to spend a trillion dollars on defense. And, during the Question and Answer period afterward, he noted that the reason we weren't focusing on solving social problems is we give so much money to the military ...
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