The Federal Budget Crisis Is Not A Deficit Crisis.
It's A Crisis Of Priorities.
Choosing to continue enormous tax breaks for the millionaires and spending 60 percent of public discretionary dollars on the Pentagon makes no sense, as millions struggle to find work and to feed and house their families.
40 foot banner showing that over 50% of the federal discretionary budget goes to military spending
The big "sequestration" goes into effect on Friday with tremendously negative impacts on our communities and schools.
Please join AFSC, Catholic Peace Ministry and others as we unfurl a 20-foot banner depicting the US military budget vs all other components of discretionary spending (healthcare, education, environment, etc.). Our message is simple: Invest in People, Not the Pentagon.
We will gather in front of the-- soon to be closed-- Gateway School (1800 Grand) at 2:00 this Thursday, Feb. 28.
As this banner showing the federal budget rolls out, we see how much is spent on transportation, NASA, education, and healthcare compared to the more than 50 percent of the budget that goes to the military.
Go to afsc.org/pentagoncuts for ways to take action to cut Pentagon spending and invest in human needs programs.
Urge our leaders to invest in people, not the Pentagon
In the next two months, we have an unprecedented opportunity to reduce excessive military spending—and we must not waste this moment.
Fiscal Cliff on Trial Forum- Testimony by Mary Lindsay, KC Move to Amend coordinator, addressed corporate abuses of power and budget and tax policy.
The event, organized by AFSC and co-sponsored by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC, took place on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Missouri, KCMO.
Board member, renders his verdict of the fiscal cliff and its perpetrators, commenting, "In study after study, it has been shown that a billion dollars of U.S. spending on the military produces much fewer jobs than a billion dollars in spending almost anywhere else." He analyzed excessive military spending and cuts and conversions which can be made without decreasing national security while increasing employment.
Fiscal Cliff on Trial Forum- David Kingsley, PhD., KU Medical School and Convener of KS & MO Gray Panthers, renders his verdict of the fiscal cliff and its perpetrators, commenting, "We don't have a fiscal crisis. We have a moral crisis." He discussed the consequences of proposed cuts to Medicare, social security, and the social safety net and the impact on our community.
Fiscal Cliff on Trial Forum- UMKC Prof. of Law June Carbone renders her verdict of the fiscal cliff and its perpetrators, commenting, " The real issue is inequality. We are creating a society of elephant seals." She discussed the imbalance and inequity of our tax system and the moral and practical question it consequences it causes. The event, organized by the KC Program of the American Friends Service Committee, took place on Saturday, December 1 at the University of Missouri, KCMO.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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