Of every tax dollar the federal government collects, 26.5 cents goes to the Pentagon.
The United States accounts for approximately 43 percent of all global military expenditures.
Over 130 events planned in 39 countries on Tuesday, April 17. Actions come as new global military spending data released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Action coincides with U.S. tax day.
The Global Day of Action on Military Spending, of course
Is Pentagon pork, which has been off the table for decades, finally on the budget-cutting menu?
Much of North Korea’s population is starving, yet its government pours money into missile and nuclear programs. Such behavior seems to be the height of irrationality. But North Korea is only following the international community’s – especially America’s – example.
Corporations benefit from tax breaks and loopholes, while armies get fortunes from governments. Without sacrificing social programs, there are better ways to balance the budget.
We can all participate in the first Global Day of Action on Military Spending.
Budget priorities are finally getting a hearing in Washington — let’s not waste it.