Congress Set to Waste 57 Percent of Our Taxes

Congress will debate and vote on a bill — the so-called “Defense Appropriations Act” — that will make us less safe by dumping over $600 billion into preparations for war.  Combined with military spending in other departments, this is 57% of all federal discretionary spending.

Included in the bill is $88 billion for continued war right now in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Pretending those wars are over doesn’t stop the flow of funds — which are needed for such domestic human needs as education, healthcare, and clean energy.

Moving our representatives toward decent spending priorities is a long-term project.  But should they pass this bill, we can at least force them to begin some military cuts.  We can insist that they keep the bipartisan ban on military sponsorships of NASCAR and other sporting events — and vote for budget-cutting amendments being proposed by Rep. Barbara Lee.

You’ll remember that Barbara Lee was the only member of Congress who voted against the Sept 14, 2001, blank check to George Bush for endless military adventure known as the “2001 Authorization to Use Military Force.”

Please forward to everyone you know this recent comment from Rep. John Lewis, the legendary civil rights activist:

“War is obsolete. It cannot be used as a tool of our foreign policy. It’s barbaric. … If I had to do it all over again, I would have voted with Barbara Lee. It was raw courage on her part. So, because of that, I don’t vote for funding for war. I vote against preparation for the military. I will never again go down that road.”

Tell your Representative to support good amendments but reject the full bill.

3 Comments »

  1. Stephen Seed Said,

    August 2, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    my dad taught me to mushroom hunt, which are edible , good, or deadly, he just past away , after weeks of agony. I wanted to give him some psilocybin but he already had dementia,Im no doctor, so I did’nt. I jusst hope someone does this for me one fine day! Thankyou , Lorenzo!

  2. Stephen Seed Said,

    August 2, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    Human geneiality is a myceleum, we are the spirits , the fruits , the mushrooms, of this concious mycelium, only here for a brief moment, to make a statement, and spread spores, and become fadder for the next generation . Do you agree? thanx again !

  3. Stephen Seed Said,

    August 2, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    Im sorry I didnt mean he die from mushrooms . he was 8o yrs old heart failure…

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