Thursday, August 18, 2011

How can we cut military spending?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the proposed military spending cuts in the deficit debate. The US spends more on the military than at any time since World War II and almost as much as the rest of the world combined. Hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts are handed out every day. So what should be cut and where is the waste? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What will it take to cut the bloated military budget? What would you cut? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:
Chris Hellman, Senior Research Analyst for the National Priorities Project

William Hartung, Director of Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy

Carolyn Lochhead, Washington correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Click to Listen: How can we cut military spending?

2 comments:

Julie Fisher said...

In our communities we often feel
disenfranchised from our local, state and national government. The
speakers and callers today remind us that stepping outside of our comfort zone with our friends, families, neighbors and our politicians is a useful and necessary step. As we voice our frustration over bloated
budgets and express our desire for preserving the public benefit (health care, education, retirement and the well being of our communities) we learn that each of our small steps become part of a groundswell that
invigorates us and carries us forward.

Thank you for this program.

Julie Fisher
peacematters@renoucewarprojects.org

Scott ffolliott said...

Three actions that will help us move to a better life.

1.) Social Security Retirement at age 60 with Early Retirement 55.
2.) Full time work: Thirty-hour week (30 Hour Week)
3.) Universal Healthcare – It’s Free For Everyone.