“Defense” Budget Keeps Growing!
The House of Representatives will shortly be voting on a $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2022. This raises the amount of money requested by the Biden Administration, and it does not even include the billions of dollars for nuclear weapons that will be granted through the Department of Energy, bringing the total closer to $770 billion for the military.
This is a colossal waste of money at a time when our “national security” is seriously endangered by climate change, the challenge of Covid-19, and a continuing crisis in our economy. Furthermore, as we have witnessed for the past 20 years, our country’s lop-sided investment in its military has created a disposition to settle international problems with warfare, rather than diplomacy. As exemplified by Afghanistan, this has proved a disastrous approach.
Coming up quickly is an amendment offered by Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan to cut the topline figure of $740 billion by approximately ten percent.
Please call your Member of Congress 202-224-3121 and ask them to:
- vote in favor of the Lee-Pocan Amendment and
- vote against the proposed $740 billion 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
The time to reverse national priorities is now.