Military Spending Anyone? Education? Security? A n y o n e?
I'm continuing this after a response to a comment I got from Rob about the post I did on Ben Cohen's Oreo Video.
TrueMajority is (a two-word-in-to-one miracle like MoveOn) the project of Ben Cohen. Rob, remember a few years back I wanted to drive in this circus of circuses that was a tour of amazing concept vehicles to draw attention to gross federal budget concerns? Here's one account of the great act of creativity that was. That was one of my favorite projects of TrueMajority. Another example of the parade is when they set Bush's pants on fire. (I've emailed them to ask why there are no pictures of the parade on their site?! Seems something to be proud of to me...).
Also, Ben Cohen is involved with a favorite corporate responsibility group of mine, called Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities or Priorities! for short. You may also remember a pen I carried around for ages that you can see here (first item). Or below:
(They read "Global Military Spending" and "Federal Spending on Selected Programs")
I love that pen. I'm sure I have one or two somewhere. If one were to get in to any arguement regarding the federal budget, espeically in light of the Military/Pentagon budget (and you're inclined to do so when carrying this pen, it seems), you have fodder RIGHT THERE IN YOUR OWN HANDY CHART! You can really bring the board meeting to the bar with this one. Go ahead and feel free to squash some arguement that our military needs to spend hundreds of billions more than any other country in the world.
My blood is starting to boil writing about this, so I'm going to stop.
More fun "military spending is out of control" videos here.