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Monday, April 21, 2008

The Candidates And Military Spending.

What to McCain, Obama, and Clinton have in common? They all refuse to promise to cut military spending, the real "sacred cow" that ought to be slashed, rather then the favorite whipping boy: "entitlements."

Military spending is 28.5 percent of the federal budget. It's the biggest single expenditure item, and it's growing:

Between 2000 and 2006, there has been a 70% increase in military spending,
while spending on debt payments, veterans benefits, housing assistance, the
environment and job training have been cut.


There is no really progressive candidate running, not even Obama.

PHOTO: Another Spring view along the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park


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