Set aside for a moment whether the U.S. government has too much or too little money. It's spending the money it has destructively.
Fifty-seven percent of discretionary spending going into the military is too much.
Click here to tell Congress and the president to move the money.
Despite a lot of hype about cuts to the military budget, the Pentagon has used war budgets and slush funds to avoid practically any cuts at all, while every other government program has faced the axe. As a result, the percentage of discretionary spending going to militarism, across multiple departments, is on the rise.
The sequester imposes minimal cuts on the military, but Congress members are maneuvering to undo those cuts and replace them with increases. The same is not under consideration for education, environmental protection, foreign aid, or any other non-destructive program.
Join RootsAction and The Nation in telling Congress to reverse course.
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U.S. military spending -- across several government departments -- is wildly out of control, amounting to roughly half of federal discretionary spending and half of global military spending. The sequester agreement makes a small reduction in military spending.
We urge you to keep military spending to the sequester level or lower without allowing extra funds to be hidden in war budgets or anywhere else, to plan for further reductions, to create a commission to oversee the retraining and retooling required for a smooth transition from war industries to peaceful industries, and to invest the additional savings in human and environmental needs at home and abroad.
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