HOW THEY WANT TO SPEND YOUR MONEY

Ben Cohen, of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey™ ice cream and Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities – which you should join if you are a business leader who favors sensible priorities – writes recently: 

President Bush sent his 2008 budget to Congress this week, proposing to spend 53% of the entire discretionary budget on the Pentagon.  That’s . . . more than the combined military spending of all rest of the world’s 192 countries.  While that doesn’t include spending to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it does contain over $60 billion on obsolete Cold War-era weapons systems designed to thwart the now defunct Soviet Union.  This hefty increase in military spending is paid for by cutting spending on human needs like education, child nutrition, children’s healthcare and medical research.

HOW THEY SPENT $8 BILLION LAST YEAR

A report in the new Vanity Fair on a sort of secret Halliburton.

AL FRANKEN WOULDN’T SPEND IT THAT WAY

Tamara: “I couldn’t get the Al Franken video to work using your linkHere is another link in case anyone else has this problem.”

 

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