MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

March 4, 2011

Save Elmo And Cut The Military

Filed under: economics, New Priorities — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 2:04 pm

Our friend Owen Powell, who is a fellow member of   Main Line Peace Action, had this great opinion piece in last week’s Delco Times.  We share his frustration at the massive domestic spending cuts proposed in Congress (including Elmo!) at the same time our solons ignore the elephant in the room: military spending.  Do read Owen.

http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2011/02/28/opinion/doc4d6b2dec145a8918851321.txt?viewmode=fullstory

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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