Petition Calling for Obama to Slash Military Budget
December 30, 2008 in Social & Economic Justice
Green Change has a petition circulating calling for Barack Obama to slash the military budget and invest the money in education, health care, green energy and mortgage security.
Sign the Secure Green Future petition to President-elect Obama
U.S. military spending in 2008 totaled over $710 billion – more than double the spending of the next five militaries in the world combined. More than half of it paid for policies that Americans don’t support, programs the military doesn’t need, and occupations that aren’t making the world safer.
More military spending will not bring more security. Most military spending is unnecessary, or even counterproductive, for America’s defense. Real security cannot be measured merely by the size and force of our military. True security comes from living peacefully, within the limits of the earth’s capacity. It requires that all people have their basic needs met, including food, shelter and health care.
Sign the Petition Here.
We strongly urge you to cut U.S. military spending by at least 70% and invest the savings in public education, health care, prevention of home foreclosures, and development of clean, renewable energy.