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War Budget Over Social Security?

Reported by Ellen - September 25, 2011 -

Our friends at Brave New Foundation's War Costs campaign have a new video and petition focusing on military contractors' efforts to protect their profits at the expense of Social Security.

In a blog post, they write,

The law that created the deficit committee also created a zero-sum game: Any expensive program that escapes the budget knife does so at the expense of cuts to other programs. If the military contractors succeed in keeping the war budget intact, they’ll likely do so at the expense of Social Security and Medicare.

That means money that would go to your Social Security or Medicare benefits will instead go into the hands of people like Lockheed Martin CEO Robert J. Stephens, who last year made $21.9 million, almost totally from taxpayer-funded military contracts.

After watching the video below, you can sign the petition here and join the campaign.

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