Sunday, February 26, 2006

Bush's Budget: A Weapon of Mass Destruction

From Women’s Action for New Direction, Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

Often in his speeches, President Bush stresses the dangers of terrorist attacks – using the “War on Terror” as a justification for the biggest increase in military expenditures since the Cold War.

But to sustain the exorbitant $28 billion increase he has proposed this year, Bush is placing an undue burden on Americans. Some of his most notable cuts affect our nation’s children by slashing funding for public education. Take action!

Think about this:

For the cost of one F-22 fighter jet, we could build 31 new elementaryschools.

Instead of buying two aircraft carriers, we could hire 65,000 newteachers.

For the amount spent on ballistic missile defense, nearly 6 million children could be receiving health care.

The message is clear: by crippling public education and social services to funnel more money into the Pentagon, Bush's budget will not secure the future of our nation.

Join Women’s Action for New Directions and urge Congress and the President to retool the budget, to reflect our values and priorities.

Tell your lawmakers that you don’t want your tax dollars to fund $28 billion dollars worth of new weaponry when the lives and futures of
America’s families are the compromise.

Here's to securing America at home…Are you with me?

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