House GOPpers Want $100 Billion Cut in Govt. Spending this Year. How Much Are We Spending to Occupy Afghanistan?

About $120 Billion.

Just sayin’.

And some Republicans are talking about ending the war, leading to hopes of a Left-Right coalition coming together to push President Obama to accelerate U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. There’s even speculation there could be Republican presidential candidates calling for an end to the war.

We should know soon.

Here’s the New York Times article on the $100 Billion Cut, a goal announced by the Republican Study Group, which counts about 2/3 of House GOPpers among its membership. It doesn’t mention the cost of the war in Afghanistan nor the overall military budget, perhaps letters to the editor are in order?

If you write one, cite this NYT poll (thanks to John Bostrom for passing this along) showing a large majrity of folks would rather cut military spending than Social Security or Medicare (5th question down).

2 replies »

  1. Many charity agencies, such as Afghans for Tomorrow, Trust in Education, Afghan Relief Organization, and others have experienced great difficulty with fundraising for emergency medical, alternative crop seeds, and other non-militant needs. Please support the old American “From Swords to Ploughshares” philosophy of reducing military aid and instead promoting the food industry and other areas for the betterment of humanity.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  2. Right on, Afghan-led relief and development, especially for women and children, is an essential part of the equation for ending the war and the US occupation.

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