Jun 052009

With the bailout mantra all too often being considered the end all and be all of how to fix the global economic mess, all but forgotten is the sacred cow of military spending, despite the fact that it is a significant portion of our national budget and bloated with poorly run, outdated programs that deliver little at exorbitant price tags.

In this video, Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock, a member of the Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL), a program of Women’s Action For New Directions (WAND) explains en effort by almost 400 women legislators from around the country urging Congress to re-prioritize the Pentagon budget in a way that would redefine security spending and free up billions of dollars to invest in public projects that would create more jobs and lay the foundation for a safer and more prosperous future.

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 June 5, 2009  Posted by on June 5, 2009

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