Robin Aura Kanegis

Robin Aura Kanegis serves as Director of Public Policy and Washington Office for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker-based organization working for peace, social justice and nonviolent change. She provides strategic direction for all aspects of the organization’s engagement with Congress and the Administration. Visit AFSC at www.afsc.org.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011
This Budget Cutting Math Doesn’t Add Up
It’s simple math: A military budget that has doubled in twelve years + worries about the resulting deficit = deep cuts to military spending. Yet in a display of backward logic, the House majority’s initial announcement of planned cuts to current spending only included cuts to non-military discretionary spending, the spending that helps invest in our communities, schools, and our economic infrastructure. It seems the Pentagon has developed the ultimate cloaking mechanism -- to protect military budget bloat from mathematical reality.
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