The War is Making You Poor Act

Yes, Virginia, there is a good man in Congress!

Actually, several of the 535 members of Congress are not corporate whores… most certainly including the wonderful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

One of the best young (relatively speaking) faces in Congress represents — yeah, I don’t believe it either — Florida! Rep. Alan Grayson has forcefully and effectively advocated many good programs. Here’s his latest:

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation called the “War Is Making You Poor Act,” which aims to call attention to a) how much money is being spent to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and b) how budget gimmicks are used to pay for them. Grayson’s legislation would slash the $159 billion request for supplemental war funding and use that money to deliver a tax break for all Americans. Grayson demands the Pentagon use its currently existing $549 billion defense budget to fight the wars.

Posted by James on Tuesday, May 25, 2010