Wars heat up while people freeze

Sad State of the Union

Obama proposes:
Freeze Non-War Spending for Five Years?
Full Speed Ahead with the Wars!

“So tonight, I am proposing that starting this year, we freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years.”  Thus spoke the President Jan. 25, 2011.

“Domestic” spending means non-war and non-military spending.  Over half of our public spending goes to wars and the military.  Even the President’s own  (deficit) commission recommended cutting $100 billion from military spending.  Why leave it out of the freeze? This may be why:

Obama: “And we’ve sent a message … to all parts of the globe: We will not relent, we will not waver, and we will defeat you.”   Obama and the Wall St./Banker/Military Corporate Empire against the world.

That’s going to be expensive, and President Obama promised lower taxes on corporations in  same speech.  He’s already signed off on tax cuts for billionaires.  Spending cuts will have to come somewhere else.

It’s time to resist:  http://warisacrime.org/primary

Obama: “Already, we’ve frozen the salaries of hardworking federal employees for the next two years. I’ve proposed cuts to things I care deeply about, like community action programs. The Secretary of Defense has also agreed to cut tens of billions of dollars in spending that he and his generals believe our military can do without.”

But those little cuts out of the $1 trillion we spend on the military each year are planned for future years, not this one.

The President is expected to propose a larger military budget for the third year in a row next month.  And he has thus far consistently used off-the-books supplemental bills to add more funding to his wars.

It’s time to make your voice heard!

Demand an end to these Wars!

Demand a Peace Dividend for Working People

Jobs or Income for All!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email ja@interpac.net   http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Jan. 28, 2011 – 489th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office