Action Alert: Pull the Pork from the Pentagon Budget!

 In Debt Ceiling, education, military budget, Move-the-Money, Nuclear Weapons, Peace Action, Pentagon Budget, war profiteers

As the debate continues on the automatic spending cuts, the deficit, and the 2013 federal budget, it may seem like there is no way forward.

Over a trillion has already been cut in the last two years to community services programs in the federal discretionary budget. The idea of  “sequestration” making 50-50 cuts between domestic needs and the Pentagon is a rope-a-dope, at best!

Congress has a choice to make! Let’s start by pulling the pork from the Pentagon budget.

On February 27, we are joining USAction and others in cities and towns across the country, to tell Congress to Pull the Pork

Have you heard about the Pentagon spending $1.5 million to develop their own beef jerky? Or how about the $9 billion being spent on the Osprey helicopter which has been fraught with problems for years? Some call it the “pork with wings.” When Dick Cheney was Secretary of Defense he tried to kill the program 4 times and failed.

Some in Congress would rather cut first responders, education, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid than cut the Pentagon budget.  But, across the political spectrum, new voices of reason in both parties are being raised to cut Pentagon waste. Without public pressure we won’t win.

On February 27, join us for an action in your community.  Find a location; download materials to hold your own event or fact sheets to write Letters to the Editor or question your Congressional representatives this week while they are at home for the Congressional recess. Go to

Move the Money from wars and new weapons, to fund jobs and human services.

Judith LeBlanc
Field Director
Peace Action

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