Derrick Crowe is a Political Director at Brave New Foundation. He is also a five-year veteran of Capitol Hill and a trained “Creating a Culture of Peace” nonviolence facilitator. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, MichaelMoore.com and Common Dreams.
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Saturday, September 03, 2011
193,000 Jobs: The True Cost of the Wasted $60 Billion in Iraq and Afghanistan
193,000 jobs. That's what we could have created, at minimum, for the money that war contractors wasted in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that "as $60 billion in U.S. funds has been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade through lax oversight of contractors, poor planning and payoffs to warlords and insurgents, an independent panel investigating U.S. wartime spending estimates."
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Blowing Billions on War While American Workers Go Under
When asked by USA Today's pollsters last week, sixty-eight percent of Americans said we worry that the cost of the Afghanistan War hurts our ability to fix problems here in the U.S. This week, we learned just how right we were about that. Friday's terrible jobs report shows that a crushing 9.8 percent of us are unemployed. And, millions of us are about to lose our lifeline because Congress refuses to extend unemployment insurance benefits.