Money to Give: How Defense Contracts Exacerbate and Perpetuate Our Deficit Woes

By: Wednesday February 16, 2011 3:01 pm

The American people don’t particularly like most tax increases, or any specific government spending cuts, but in general they do fear we spend too much on our military, which is also by far the largest chunk of discretionary spending in the federal budget. The latest Gallup poll found that a plurality of Americans, 39 percent, [...]

Republicans’ War on Jobs: Propose Cutting Training, AmeriCorps

By: Tuesday February 15, 2011 12:45 pm

Despite jobs being by far the top issue with voters, the Republicans in Congress, in their rush for immediate austerity, have committed themselves to making the unemployment crisis worse. Among the many cuts in the House Republican’s continuing resolution are cuts to “excess spending in Labor Department job training programs” and eliminating funds for AmeriCorps. [...]

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