President Obama just released his 2016 budget. Again, it does not reflect our values. The Pentagon continues to represent nearly 50% of discretionary spending at a staggering $1 trillion a year.
The budget does some good things: increasing taxes on corporations and the super wealthy, and reversing a several year trend of cuts on key programs for the poor. Yet, there are plenty of areas of waste and abuse in the Pentagon such as nuclear weapons, the F-35 plane and military bases abroad.
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Humbly for Peace,
P.S. Again, the President submitted a budget with outrageous war and Pentagon costs of over $1 trillion. Take a quick moment now to take action for a better budget more aligned with your values. Be sure to forward this important email to your friends, family and colleagues.
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