Monday, September 12, 2011

Military first, women and children last?

You won't believe this:

Senator Jon Kyl (R–AZ) is the leading Republican Senator on the "Super Committee" charged with making deficit reduction recommendations. The committee has met only ONE TIME and already Sen. Kyl is pitching a fit, threatening to take his toys and go home if any cuts to Pentagon spending are considered by the committee.

It's outrageous: Spending on war and the military accounts for 50% of all the money Congress spends. If this super committee can't tackle military spending, there's no sensible way for them to reduce the deficit.

I just signed an open letter to the other 11 Supercommittee members asking them to ignore Kyl, and focus on cuts to the Pentagon budget FIRST. Can you do the same thing?