Executive Council issues strong statement following meeting with the President
". . . .There is no way to fund what we must do as a nation without bringing our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The militarization of our foreign policy has proven to be a costly mistake. It is time to invest at home. . . ."
"....Two lengthy and expensive wars should not force billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid, shifting costs to states and ultimately children, vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities...." Gerald McEntee, President, AFSCME
Some media herald the Obama plan to draw down troops in Afghanistan (33,000 between now and September, 2012) as "rapid withdrawal" or a "significant" reduction. But in fact, a reduction of 33,000 still leaves twice as many US. troops in Afghanistan as when Obama took office. MORE. . . .
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What the US will spend on the Afghan War this year would plug the deficits for every state in the country that has one.
Following President Obama's latest State of the Union address, many politicians took to the airwaves to talk about proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare. But, when asked by pollsters what they'd cut if they had to choose, the overwhelming preference of the American people was to cut military spending first, not Social Security or Medicare. [Source:http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20...]
We need to cut military spending on the Afghanistan War so we can fix problems here at home. This video effectively makes this point.