There is a lot of hype around the showdown over sequestration or the across the board cuts in the federal budget. The worst fear mongering is about the impact on the Pentagon budget.
The New York Times editorial today said, “Some of this is plainly hype. Both the generals and the civilians in the Pentagon know that some cuts are possible and that even under the sequester American security need not be compromised. The military has many resources, and in some respects it is over-resourced.”
Call Congress (202) 224-3121 and tell your representatives to stop the hype and save the programs we need by cutting the waste from the “over-resourced” Pentagon budget.
Urge our representatives to act because the public supports balancing the budget on the back of reductions to the Pentagon budget rather than through cuts to programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
Our communities cannot afford cuts in “under-resourced” programs that are investments in our future: education, healthcare, infrastructure and green energy.
Call Congress at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to:
1. Support cutting the Pentagon budget by $1 trillion over 10 years.
2. Fund education, rebuild infrastructure and create green energy in order to rebuild our economy and our communities.
Significant cuts in the Pentagon budget, closing corporate tax loopholes and getting the rich to pay their fair share of taxes is the only way to break the cycle of hype and fear mongering. The time to act is now.
Call Congress (202) 224-3121
Power to the Peaceful,
Judith Le Blanc
PS Join us at the February 27 actions to Pull the Pork from the Pentagon budget in your city or town. Find locations here.