The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Defense Budget

Feb 18, 2008

Bush’s budget proposal increases the annual defense budget to $515.4 billion for 2009. “If it is approved in full, annual military spending, when adjusted for inflation, will have reached its highest level since World War II,” wrote the New York Times.

And that is not all. This budget does not include the production of nuclear weapons or most of the funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nor does it include funding for the VA, or military aid to other countries. When you add all that up, the military budget comes to close to one trillion dollars.

That is one big wet kiss from the Pentagon to the biggest companies in the world, all paid for out of our tax money.

So don’t believe it when politicians and big business say that there is no money for education, unemployment, health, social security and infrastructure.