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Old 06-28-2011, 04:17 AM
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Default Robert Greenwald/Derrick Crowe on bipartisan peace movement

The War Tax Calculator is here and article here.

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Since the initial launch of Rethink Afghanistan, we've continued to raise the issue of the cost of war in partnership with other groups, including conservative organizations. For example, just prior to Tax Day 2011, we created a War Tax Calculator that let users see how much they pay for military spending on their taxes and allowed them to send an I.O.U. to Congress. We delivered the I.O.U.s at a bipartisan press event attended by progressive and conservative Members of Congress, along with experts outside experts from across the ideological spectrum, all arguing for slashing spending on the Afghanistan War. That gathering foreshadowed the current bipartisan push-back against continued monster Pentagon budgets while other popular programs go under the budget knife.

We can't afford to spend a trillion dollars a year on the war budget. Thanks to constant pressure from fed-up Americans, Washington, D.C. is starting to get the message.
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