The U.S. needs Vermont's help to stop one of the costliest and deadliest boondoggles ever.
On Monday, October 7th the Burlington City Council will vote on a resolution to prohibit the basing of the F-35.
The public hearing on the resolution begins at 6:00 p.m. at Burlington City Hall. There's a "People before Planes" rally at 5:30. Please be there to help ask the City Council to vote for the resolution to bar the basing.
Contact Burlington City Councilors now to ask them to do the right thing and take a stand against subjecting over 8,000 residents in airport neighborhoods to this plane and to stand against the backward priorities the F-35 basing supports. Click here.
If the Council votes to block the planes from being based in Burlington, that won't kill the $1.5 trillion F-35 taxpayer ripoff by itself. But it will set a crucial precedent. It will prove that the F-35 is politically vulnerable. It will mark a historic defeat of pork-barrel military Keynesianism by citizen engagement. It would help change the national posture of politicians on unnecessary military spending. It would help abolish the dogma that Congress members have to support unnecessary military spending when it takes place in their districts.
Tell Burlington City Council: Vote No on Basing the F-35.
Help us win this historic victory over corporate special interests like Lockheed Martin who want to cut Social Security and use the money for unnecessary Pentagon spending so they can get rich at taxpayer expense.
Robert Naiman: Let's Help Burlington Kill the $1.5 Trillion F-35 Taxpayer Ripoff
Thanks for all you do to help protect taxpayers and Social Security from corporate special interests.
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-- The RootsAction.org team
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