keeping t he War far from home

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keeping t he War far from home

Taxpayers in Detroit have sent a total of nearly two billion dollars to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  The city’s 2011 general fund budget of 1.3 billion dollars contains an estimated deficit of 300 million dollars, even after years of cutbacks in services once assumed to be part of urban life.  The budget for Detroit schools has a deficit in the same range.

“Detroit, like so many of our cities, is in crisis,” said Mike Ferner, National President of VFP.  “This crisis is no different than a five-alarm fire and we should respond the same way.   Instead, we watch America’s cities literally crumble while we pour thousands of lives and trillions of dollars into wars abroad.”

John Amidon, President of VFP Chapter 10, added, “It’s absolutely criminal that the people who built the U.S. auto industry have to watch their city collapse around them while they send $2,000,000,000 to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  This is indeed the purest form of madness and it’s coming to a city near you.”

http://whowhatwhy.com/2010/06/27/keeping-the-war-far-from-home/

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