There's a reason the United States has a hard time funding green energy, healthcare, education, infrastructure, or transportation.
We have 5% of the world's people and over 50% of the world's military spending -- and through that spending we enrich the richest 1%.
Tell President Obama and Congress to cut military spending.
In Obama's proposed 2013 budget, military spending will become 57% of discretionary spending. This drains our economy, endangers our country, strips our civil liberties, demolishes our natural environment, and kills many people, including innocent civilians.
War is illegal under the Kellogg-Briand Pact, in most cases under the U.N. Charter, and under the U.S. Constitution when not declared by Congress. War has become the most heavily funded criminal enterprise ever known.
Tell the President and Congress to move the money to more legal and moral activities.
Please forward this email to anyone who might be opposed to how our government spends our money.
Jeff, David and the RootsAction team
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Resource: National Priorities Project: President Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget