A Great Idea: Largest Pentagon Budget Cut in History

Source: Common Dreams
by Connor Echols

“Reps Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) introduced a bill Monday that would cut $100 billion from the defense budget — the largest single-year budget cut in Pentagon history. Lee and Pocan offered a range of ways to spend the $100 billion, claiming it could be used to create over one million green jobs or to provide healthcare for more than 28 million people. The text of the proposed People Over Pentagon Act says ‘many of the most urgent threats to the United States are not military in nature,’ and argues that Americans would be safer if this money was used to pay for major domestic projects.” [editor’s note: Or, you know, just not stolen from Americans in the first place … – TLK] (06/15/22)