Military Spending

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Ari Melber's Open Letter To Dick Cheney: Vets Need Food Stamps Too
MSNBC's Ari Melber let former VP Dick Cheney and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal know what he thought of their hypocritical remarks about veterans, food stamps and the minimum wage in an open letter this Saturday. Read more...
Dick Cheney: Obama Would Rather Pay For Food Stamps Than Support The Troops
What a venal, nasty little waste of a heart transplant. Read more...
The Next Obama Budget: Is The “Era Of Austerity” Really Over?
If austerity is really dead, as it should be, the President should explain why activist government must take its place. Read more...
Ben Stein Throws Cold Water On National Debt Fearmongering
Fox's Ben Stein went off script this Saturday and dared to criticize the amount of money we spend on our military. Read more...

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David Cay Johnston: Budget Deal Helps Billionaires, Not The Poor
Johnston: "There is a war going on in this country, and it’s on the poor." Read more...
Buck McKeon Uses Syria Resolution To Push For More Military Spending
We all knew this was coming, didn't we? President Obama is pushing for air strikes in Syria, so naturally the House Republicans are going to use it as an excuse to end the sequester cuts for military spending. Funny they never have the same concern for the cuts that do real damage to the working class and the poor. Read more...
On this Sunday's Meet the Press, Sen. John McCain continued to prove the point Chris Hayes made on his show this Friday about just who Congress is responsive to, and it's not your average citizen out there. McCain thinks we have "our priorities a little bit skewed" on these sequestration cuts, but of course there's only one area he's concerned about, and that's defense spending. Read more...
It seems Grandpa McGrumpy wasn't too happy about his buddy Willard getting zinged by President Obama during the final presidential debate this Monday and let the audience know during his appearance this Tuesday on Morning Joe. McCain: Obama’s Read more...
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took apart Mitt Romney's promises to both cut the budget deficit, lower taxes on everyone, increase military spending and somehow not raise taxes on the middle class, along with his running mate Paul Ryan -- the numbers Read more...