Too much of the pie

"If the U.S. discretionary budget were a pie, Pentagon spending would easily make up more than half of it. Because so many resources are devoted to the military, fewer resources are available for programs like job training, transportation, and support for those struggling to overcome poverty in this country and around the world." http://www.thirdway.com/WV/?Page=7781|Too+Much+of+the+Pie
“If the U.S. discretionary budget were a pie, Pentagon spending would easily make up more than half of it. Because so many resources are devoted to the military, fewer resources are available for programs like job training, transportation, and support for those struggling to overcome poverty in this country and around the world.”
http://www.thirdway.com/WV/?Page=7781|Too+Much+of+the+Pie

Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes about military spending in the discretionary budget for the latest Third Way Cafe.

When President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2014 a few weeks ago, he requested $527 billion for the Pentagon and another $88 billion in war spending.

While a slight decrease from last year’s request, the request ignores the automatic cuts that kicked in this spring, coming in at $50 billion more than allowed by budget caps.

Read the entire article here.

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