MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

March 22, 2011

Why Congress Votes The Way It Does

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:46 pm

Read all about the kinds of investments congressmen have in defense contractors.  No wonder they have trouble voting again $1000 toilet seats and the   F-35.

http://www.alternet.org/world/81915/

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August 28, 2010

Meet The War Profiteers

Filed under: 25% solution — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:10 am

This is the first of a series of articles called “Call Them Out” about who the war profiteers are, how they live, and how they control our government.  This article  focuses on Stephen Lorenger, CEO of ITT, a major “defense contractor,” among whose products is the bomb release mechanism for drones.  Included is a list of Congressional beneficiaries of their campaign spending. 

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/54575

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/