Tag Archives: Patty Murray

Mattea Kramer: The Pentagon’s Phony Budget War

Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, Is the Pentagon Doomed — To Be Flush Forever Or How the U.S. Military Avoided Budget Cuts, Lied About Doing So, Then Asked for Billions More  By Mattea Kramer  TomDispatch.com  March 4, 2014 Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and […]

Latest Budget Again Favors the Right Wing, As Pentagon Benefits While People Suffer

LABOR FIGHTBACK NETWORK FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT    December 22, 2013 On December 10, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 332-94 in favor of changes to the federal budget for 2014. The House vote in effect adopted the proposals of the “Joint Congressional Committee,” co-chaired by Republican Tea Party House leader Paul Ryan and Senate […]

▶ “Makes Absolutely No Sense”: David Cay Johnston on Budget Deal That Helps Billionaires, Not the Poor

 democracynow Published on Dec 16, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – A bipartisan budget deal to avert another government shutdown comes before the Senate this week. The vast majority of House members from both parties approved the two-year budget agreement last week in a 332-to-94 vote. It is being hailed as a breakthrough compromise for Democrats and Republicans. The bill […]