MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

January 25, 2011

Yes You Can! Cut Military Spending!

Filed under: 25% solution, American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 9:33 am

This is a good very short video on making drastic cuts to military spending.  For more information, go to www.smartsecuritypa.org.  “Smart security” means investing wisely in defense against real enemies – terrorist or otherwise – but not continuing to fight the Cold War or worse.  Someone said the US Navy has been cruising around for sixty years looking for the Japanese Imperial Navy.   We’ve got to stop that sort of thing.

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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 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