From the crowd that wants to shrink government because this will create jobs, we are now hearing that we can’t shrink the Pentagon because that would cost jobs. Here are the main points of their case, rebutted one by one.
It’s time for Congress to get real.
Experts skeptical about aerospace industry study on military spending and jobs. “Defense contractors are notoriously bad jobs creators,” said IPS Research Fellow Miriam Pemberton.
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.
If we want to build up a green manufacturing economy, we should directly invest in it, not plow more money into military spending.
Keene, New Hampshire has no crime that would warrant rolling out a tank.
A two-war strategy is like a two-car garage — you’ll own two cars sooner or later.
What happened to the idea of saving money?
Expert Available: Miriam Pemberton calls President Obama’s proposed military strategy “timid in the extreme,” saying proposed changes are “inadequate”
“The President followed his bold action in defying Congress to get his consumer protection bureau going by announcing a new military strategy that is timid in the extreme,” said Pemberton.
Defense cuts — especially to nuclear weapons — are the silver lining of our economic crisis.
Let’s have a discussion about the benefits of pouring more and more money into wars.
Even if sequestration cuts across all military programs, this sort of ham-handed approach is safely doable.
The Pentagon has too much hardware once thought necessary to defeat the Soviet Union.
Hearing on military spending, jobs, and the economy leaves out one side of the story, say experts.
The Pentagon is scrambling to protect its flank in these budget-cutting times.