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

How the Military Cuts Spending

Jan 10, 2011

The military budget will be cut by 78 billion dollars over the next five years – so declared Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the media.

Actually, the Pentagon’s budget is projected to INCREASE from 537 billion dollars in 2011 to 620 billion in 2015. And that doesn’t include spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan!

Of course, the Pentagon has never been known to tell the truth. And this lie is nothing but another piece of propaganda aimed at justifying the very real cuts to come – in social programs, public services and the workers who do them, as well as education!