Thursday, September 02, 2021

Even more cash for the US military

 More money is to be spent on the US military.

A House of Representatives panel on Wednesday approved a $37.5 billion increase to the Pentagon budget from last year.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 amendment would add $25 billion to President Joe Biden's $753 billion topline military spending request for the next fiscal year.

It puts arms dealer profits before the needs of everyday people.

William Hartung, director of Arms & Security Program at the Center for International Policy, noted that "Biden's proposed Pentagon budget was already at near-record levels before the House Armed Services Committee's reckless recommendation.

Joseph Cirincione, a distinguished fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, called the move as "outrageous" and "strategically bankrupt."

"In a time of climate crisis, a raging pandemic, rampant racial injustice, and growing income inequity," he said, "Congress votes to increase the size of the trough for the arms dealers who fund their campaigns."

'Outrageous' and 'Shameful': House Panel Approves $37.5B Boost to Pentagon Budget | Common Dreams News

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