military spending

Mary Stata writes for PeaceSigns about steps the U.S. can take to prevent violent conflict around the world: “‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ the old saying goes.  Adages about the merits of prevention abound, urging action before a dilemma or problem develops.  Despite the prevalence of these truisms, our government…

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Mary Stata writes in PeaceSigns about the recently released federal budget request, and the need to prioritize human need over military interests: In Washington, February 1 is eagerly anticipated. It’s not because dreary January is departing; it’s the day when the President sends his budget request to Congress. While the budget is not exactly riveting…

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Last week, President Obama announced a three year federal spending freeze for all “non-security discretionary” programs.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, expressed opposition to this decision.   The MCC Washington Office, along with other organizations, endorsed a letter directed to Rep. Pelosi.  Here is an excerpt: We write to express our support and…

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