After years of gridlock and partisan rancor, the budget impasse may finally be broken. The President won increases in ‘non-defense’ spending as part of the deal, but the Pentagon will still gobble up more than 50% of the discretionary budget. Allowed to increase spending at this pace, the […]
Tomorrow is Veterans Day, originally Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I. New Hampshire Peace Action Director Will Hopkins is an Iraq war veteran, one with a powerful message we hope you will share.
(photo: Kevin Martin) That’s Sam on the right, with Korean-American peace activist Jae Lee on the left, on Saturday at Lafayette Park in front of the White House. Sam, his 69 year-old cousin Joe Winstead and “youngster” Ron Scroggs (age 66) biked from Raleigh, NC to […]
That’s right the Congressional Progressive Caucus just released its alternative budget called the Back to Work Budget which cuts Pentagon bloat, makes the wealthy pay their fair share and protects Social Security and Medicare benefits for everyone. On the other hand, Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget would dismember Medicare, slash spending […]
Great job by Peace Action Wisconsin Program Director Mike Helbick, who got help on this from our friends at the Coalition for Human Needs. Cuts Threaten Milwaukee, our Economy http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/cuts-threaten-milwaukee-our-economy-58925s7-195712871.html By Mike Helbick March 6, 2013 This year alone, Milwaukee taxpayers will contribute $695 million to the U.S. […]
The Associated Press reported yesterday the Pentagon’s internal statistics show more U.S. troops committed suicide last year than died in combat in Afghanistan. The Pentagon noted the rate of suicides in the military is below the civilian population – is that supposed to be somehow comforting? In addition […]
We Won’t Be “Fiscal Stiffed!” No Deal! More information and resources for letters to the editor and op-eds
You’ve called the White House (202-456-1111) and Congress (866-426-2631) and told them “No Deal!” loud and proud, yes? No get your friends, family and colleagues to call too! Okay, here is more information and resources, especially for writing letters to the editor or op-eds. We at […]