Tag: Military spending

There is no such thing as a “peace dividend” in America today

There is no such thing as a “peace dividend” in America today

With the American war in Afghanistan now effectively finished and our military presence in Iraq and Syria all but over, you might think America would now be enjoying a peace dividend. This is, however, entirely NOT the case. In fact, Congress is set to pass one the largest military budgets in our nation’s history. But it gets worse. The Pentagon […]

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No more F-35s – with special guest Dan Grazier from the Project on Government Oversight

No more F-35s – with special guest Dan Grazier from the Project on Government Oversight

Dan Grazier on Twitter: @Dan_Grazier Project on Government Oversight on Twitter: @POGOwatchdog Project on Government Oversight’s website: POGO.org Will Bunch at the Philadelphia Inquirer: Will U.S. learn from a $1.7 trillion goof that would have paid for Biden’s infrastructure plan? Tony Capaccio at Stars and Stripes: Pentagon reportedly estimates that the F-35 budget plan is running $10 billion short through […]

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Republicans come to the rescue of the military but food stamp recipients will have to pay the price

Republicans come to the rescue of the military but food stamp recipients will have to pay the price

Won’t someone think of the bombers? Nevermind. Someone did. When the deficit cutting committee failed to reach agreement last year, it set in motion a series of automatic budget cuts which included some military cuts. This, of course, is an anathema to the Republicans so they have been scrambling like crazy to find a way to trim the budget to […]

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