Just as peace is more than the absence of war, national security is more than planes and bombs; it includes jobs, schools, housing, and healthcare.
AFSC is calling for:
- Deep cuts in the Pentagon budget
- Raising revenues through taxes on the wealthy and corporations
- Continuing protection for programs that aid the most vulnerable
- Short-run investments to stimulate job creation
Military Spending and Jobs in Massachusetts - May 2012 Study by UMass Amherst's Political Economy Research Institute
'Massachusetts loses in two ways when federal dollars are allocated to the military beyond the actual security needs of the nation: it loses funds that may be used for education, healthcare, investment in infrastructure and environment and it loses the larger number of potential jobs that would be created from these alternate uses of federal dollars.'
Fund Our Future – Boston Public Hearing, April 22, 2011
Debt, Deficits & Defense: A Way Forward - Report of the Sustainable Defense Task Force
“Taking Aim at the Pentagon Budget” – The Nation – April 11, 2011
“How to Save a Trillion Dollars" - Time Magazine – April 25, 2011
Costly Inheritance: how to tackle the triple root of US debt that has been passed to us - Linda Blimes, Boston Globe - April 27, 2011