Month: July 2012

Thank and spank!

By Judith Le Blanc Peace Action Field Director This week, Peace Action joined others in sending a thank you letter to Reps. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) and Barney Frank (D-MA).  They submitted an amendment to cut $1.1 billion from the 2013 Pentagon budget, effectively freezing the military budget at this […]

Pigs Flew

When I started talking to colleagues and congressional staff several years ago about the prospects of cutting the Pentagon budget I heard, “when pigs fly.” Since then, Pentagon coffers have steadily swelled. Last week, the House of Representatives voted on the Defense Appropriations bill. The bill brought to […]