MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

June 28, 2010

A Change In Thinking On Military Spending

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 9:12 am

Slowly, slowly the Congress is paying attention to the crying need for massive cuts in military spending.  This Columbia Journalism Review article notes that, as usual, the press seems to be clueless.  Read all about it.

http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/congress_gives_defense_spending_a_look.php

June 21, 2010

If You Liked Credit Default Swaps, Lehman Brothers, and Bernie Madoff, You’ll Love Privatized Social Security

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:43 pm

Robert Kuttner thinks that when the American people find out the Republicans want to monkey with Social Security, it will be lights out for them.  It is America’s favorite government program, and anybody who knows anything about it (or wants to) knows it works beautifully.  Just ask the lady with the check.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/the-stealth-attack-on-ame_b_617164.html?ref=email_share

June 15, 2010

Our Navy Exceeds The Next 13 Navies Combined

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:19 am

Defense Secretary Gates talked about this in a recent speech, and Barney Frank has proposed cutting a trillion dollars out of military spending in the next few years.  This article makes some comparisons that are shocking.  The only plausible explanation for such spending is the greed of defense contractors.  [Highly recommended: George Bernard Shaw’s “Major Barbara” with Wendy Hiller and Rex Harrison]

http://www.armscontrolcenter.org/policy/securityspending/articles/US_vs_Global/

June 13, 2010

Barney Frank’s Task Force

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:08 am

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/06/11-8

June 11, 2010

Barney Frank Says We Can Cut $1,000,000,000,000 Out Of The Defense Budget In 10 Years

Barney Frank and his study group say they can cut a trillion dollars out of the defense budget over the next ten years.  One can hear the Congressional howls already, but something like it must be done to get spending under control and make money available for domestic concerns.  The strange vehicle pictured is the Marine Corps’s Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, which would be deep-sixed.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/102677-panel-commissioned-by-barney-frank-recommends-nearly-1t-in-defense-cuts-to-close-deficit

Cut Military Spending In Half!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:00 pm

An excellent Christian Science Monitor op-ed piece about drastically cutting military spending.  It’s by a fellow at the Cato Institute.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2009/0427/p09s01-coop.html