Military Spending

Ira Harritt Discusses Military Budget vs Human Needs

On May 5, 2011, Ira Harritt, Program Coordinator for AFSC in Kansas City, discussed the need for new budget priorities on the Heartland Labor Forum, part of KKFI community radio in Kansas City. Ira's segment is about halfway through this link:

http://cas.umkc.edu/labor-ed/documents/HLF-May%205-11-PaycheckDeception_and_WarBudgetVs.HumanNeeds.mp3

 

Kansas Citians Call for New Budget Priorities

As part of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending on April 12, AFSC staff and volunteers in Kansas City organized a vigil and demonstration calling for a reduction in the excessive military budget and the funding of human needs and job creation.

Flyer-Tax$ for Human Need

Flyer - Our Tax$ for Human Need-Not War and Greed

April 12, Tuesday, 4:30-6:00pm

1200 Main, KCMO

Opinion: Federal Spending from the Ground Up, Not the Top Down

By Arnie Alpert

President Obama’s budget proposal, released Monday, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing.  Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,”  “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.

Federal Budget from the Ground Up

A Commentary by Arnie Alpert

President Obama’s budget proposal, released today, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing.  Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,”  “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.

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