The US Government threatened to shut itself down, then they cut $38 Billion in social programs from the budget.
The media hyped the threat that military families would not get paid when the government shut down, and they passed a bill to guarantee that members of the military will receive pay in the event of a shut down.
The purpose for this hyped media blitz was not to take care of the men and women who "serve their country", it was to garner public support for the never-ending war on terror, and the annual $1Trillion military defense budget.
Over One Trillion Dollars spent on past, present, and future military expenditures, annually, and they could not trim $38 Billion from that?
We must demand that our Representatives in Washington DC, stop wasting our money and our future on endless wars and occupations, while at the same time, they cut our social programs, programs that our tax dollars are legally to be used for.
Speak up now, before it's too late.
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List of countries by military expenditures
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US Military Bases Worldwide
April 12th is "Cut Global Military Spending Day."
"We are organizing a Global Day of Action on Military Spending on April 12, 2011 to coincide with the release of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) new annual figures on world military expenditures.
On this day, people on all continents will join together in joint actions to focus public, political, and media attention on the costs of military spending and the need for new priorities.
Such events will help us to build the international network around this issue."