Maintaining Nuclear Arsenal To Cost $355 Billion

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 8:23 am

As unemployment benefits are set to expire Saturday for 1.3 million Americans the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has produced an estimate for the costs of maintaining and modernizing America’s doomsday weapons – $355 billion. In these times is there a more telling comparison? Over one million Americans are casually tossed into the pain of poverty [...]

Tea Party Furious Over War Industry Patronage In Ryan-Murray Budget

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 5:57 am

Progressives are not the only ones disgusted by the ludicrous military spending in the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Yesterday Rick Santelli – whose outburst over government assistance to homeowners is alleged to have started the Tea Party – hosted David Stockman, the former Office of Management and Budget Director for the Reagan Administration. In a rant [...]

Rand Paul Will Tell RNC Convention to “Audit the Pentagon”

By: Monday August 27, 2012 7:35 am

Here’s the revised schedule for the Republican National Convention. Nobody who was previously on the schedule got bumped, though a few may have to truncate their speeches. So Mike Huckabee will still get an opportunity to speak, and Rick Santorum, and the collection of “people of color in the Republican Party we see once every [...]

Another Panetta Warning About Military Cuts

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 10:10 am

For the next several months, every public appearance by a member of the Obama national security team will be accompanies by a warning about how allowing triggered cuts to the Defense Department would threaten the United States. The amount of cuts, combined with the up-front cuts in the debt limit deal, aren’t even as much [...]

The Rise of Secret Wars

By: Friday August 5, 2011 2:18 pm

There’s a lot of talk about defense budgets, and some internal squabbling between Congressional liberals and Leon Panetta over balancing cuts to the military with cuts to the safety net. But I think some of this misses the larger point, that the budget that needs to be put under control is the largely secretive one, [...]

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