The Military Industrial/Educational Complex consumes the majority of tax dollars in our Federal Budget. Some of that tax money is hid away in what is called ‘earmarks’ by individual congresspersons in the Federal Budget. Sometimes they are called ‘pork’, money that is approved with general budget in the budget for a congressperson’s home state. Here are the military earmarks put in the Federal Budget for 2010 and the ones proposed for 2011 by Rep. Gwen Moore of the fourth congressional district in Wisconsin.
2010 Federal Budget approved by Congress
2011 Proposed Federal Budget
Please note that in the par. 5 of introductory letter the President states that we need to have more honest military budgets so we can stop these types of supplemental military spending bills.
This is the bill for which we are asking Gwen Moore for justification
Here is a copy of a letter from Congresswoman Moore justifying her vote for $83.4 Billion vote for war in Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan. Note she does not mention Iraq and Pakistan war spending in justifying her vote. For my response to her letter see posting Dung or Words.
33 billion supplemental budget bill to 708 billion Defense budget bill.
“Also accompanying the 2011 budget proposal is a fiscal 2010 supplemental request of $33 billion to support the added costs of the President’s new strategy in Afghanistan and strengthen U.S. force levels with approximately 30,000 additional troops.”
This is the bill on which we are requesting that Rep. Gwen Moore vote No
Gwen Moore at 2006 Peace Rally to say No to War
People to Stop More War Spending