Peace Action forum seeks new priorities

City Scuffle

With over 50 percent of discretionary spending going to the military, PA staffers asked attendees to speculate what it could fund in the community. A handout listed a dozen new priorities, including: salaries for 16,797 elementary school teachers for one year, or for 18,935 police or sheriff’s patrol officers for a year, or 19,007 firefighters, or 237,476 one-year scholarships for university students. Other anti-nuke contentions presented argued that while the number of nuclear weapons is going down, spending on nuclear weapons goes up, that military spending has not proven to be a good job creator, and that the main rationale for nuclear submarines would be to retaliate for an attack from the Soviet Union, which no longer exists.

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