Social Security benefit cuts are part of the emerging fiscal showdown deal.1 But the deal includes only $100 billion in cuts to the bloated Pentagon budget!
We need to make our voices heard NOW.
Instead of wasting billions on outdated Cold War-era weapons systems that even the military says it does not want, we can reshape our armed forces for the 21st century and use the savings to invest in programs that strengthen our economy, generate new jobs and meet the needs of our returning veterans.
As budget negotiations heat up in Congress, we know we’re facing an uphill battle. In his parting address, President Eisenhower warned us against an entrenched military industrial complex — and boy was he right.
Even though the war in Iraq is over, and the drawdown in Afghanistan continues, Pentagon contractor CEOs making up to $26,000,000 a year are lobbying their friends in Washington to protect their exorbitant salaries and corporate profits, at the expense of middle class and military families.4
Enough is enough. Click here to send a clear message to the White House and Congress that they were elected to represent America’s working and middle class families, not corporate CEOs getting rich off of our bloated Pentagon budget.