Federal Budget

State and Federal Housing Cuts Threaten Increased Homelessness for NH Families

With proposed cuts to critical housing programs coming from both the Federal and State levels, housing advocates are warning that New Hampshire may see significant increases in homelessness and find itself without enough resources to provide basic shelter.

In addition to some cuts included in Obama’s proposed FY 2012 budget, the US House of Representatives is considering drastic cuts to housing programs for funding the remainder of FY 11. The federal budget has been running at 2010 funding levels via a Continuing Resolution that is due to expire March 4th. 

Pentagon's stealth spending spree: Philadelphia Inquirer

In this opinion article, AFSC's Robin Aura Kanegis points out that in this season of federal budget debates "the Pentagon has apparently developed the ultimate cloaking mechanism - one that protects the military's budget bloat from mathematical reality. The military budget accounts for more than half of federal discretionary spending, as well as nearly half of all military spending worldwide. But despite this lopsided investment, increased military appropriations are set to glide past Congress' so-called budget hawks like a Stealth Bomber."

Opinion: This Budget Cutting Math Doesn’t Add Up

By Robin Aura Kanegis

It’s simple math: A military budget that has doubled in twelve years + worries about the resulting deficit = deep cuts to military spending. 

Video Vanguards - If I Had a Trillion Dollars...

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IHTD Video contest feature:
War spending from the Video Vanguards "What would you do for your community if you had a trillion dollars?"

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$1 Trillion, A Brighter Future

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IHTD Video contest feature: This is a video made by 7th and 8th grade students at E. P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy in New Orleans, LA. They wanted to show how the money the the US Government has spent on the war could be used to help the people of their own city.

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If I Had a Trillion Dollars — Amplify Media

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IHTD Video contest feature:
The money that is being spent on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan reached $1 trillion on May 30, 2010. If placed the hands of youth what would it be spent on? Amplifyme's media watch team has some ideas.
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The Trillion Dollar Question-Students from The Village of Arts and Humanities

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Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  students from The Village of Arts and Humanities
See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

If I Had a Trillion Dollars — AFSC Portland

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Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  a piece by the youth working with the AFSC Portland Truth in Recruitment program.
See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

Our Education. America's Hope.

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Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  "Our Education. America's Hope" is a short video directed by Donald Ung calling out to everyone to spread the word that the trillions of dollars used for the Iraq and Afganistan war could instead be used to fund America's future, which is our education. Filming students, a teacher, and a supervisor of a student treatment center, this video aims to empower viewers to be informed, to act, to realize that we are strong as long as we don't give up hope.

See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

Charleston Gazette:Thousands of West Virginians face benefits cutoff

CHARLESTON, W. VA -

Nearly 11,000 West Virginia workers will lose their unemployment benefits before Christmas unless Congress passes legislation to extend them.

Nationally, more than 2 million Americans could lose unemployment benefits, which began to run out on Wednesday, this month.

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