Join the Millions in a Bi-Partisan Effort to Cut Pentagon Bloat!

In early February 2008, Bush announced his proposal for the military budget – the highest since World War II. Military spending increases 5%: $515,400,000,000 proposed, including $70,000,000,000 for work on the nuclear arsenal (categorised as DoE) and various other defence-related stuff, that comes to $608,600,000,000 for the year, which is $1,200,000 PER MINUTE, yes, $1.2 million every minute of the year, day and night, weekday and weekend. And, that doesn’t include the cost of wars, $170,000,000,000 over the next fiscal year, over and above the “regular” $515.4b. Meanwhile, the following are cut: home energy assistance program; EPA; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; federal child care assistance; and Medicaid. Total education increases, but less than inflation.

Bush’s Military Spending Binge
Next Year’s War Costs Estimated at $170 Billion or More
Bush Proposes Highest Military Budget Since World War II
White House Budget Proposal Boosts Military Spending, Cuts Healthcare
More Killing in Obama’s ‘War on Terror’ Than Bush’s ‘War’
*This background photo depicts Vietnam War protesters as they marched to the Capitol in April 1971.*