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Don’t Let Congress Vote For War Over Jobs

Reported by Ellen - September 20, 2011 -

Our friends Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe, at Brave New Foundation’s War Costs campaign, have a new post and video demonstrating how military contractors are working to protect their profits from Congress’ Deficit Committee. Greenwald and Crowe noted that after a closed-door meeting with contractors, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta started singing their tune that cuts in military spending would cost jobs. In fact, the Political Economy Research Institute found in a 2009 study that military spending was the worst at creating jobs compared to government spending in the areas of health care, education and clean energy.

The video below shows how the military industry is working to protect their profits. The War Cost campaign needs your help fighting back at the grass roots level. Call Rep. Jeb Hensarling at 202-225-3484 and Senator Patty Murray at 202-224-2621 and tell them jobs, not war.



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