[Marxism] [Pen-l] Nobel Peace prize winning president heightens the prospects for nuclear Armageddon

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 09:25:53 MDT 2014


On Sep 22, 2014, at 9:50 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> As a sort of personal sidebar to this terrifying article…
> 
> NY Times, Sept. 22 2014
> U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms
> By WILLIAM J. BROAD and DAVID E. SANGER

The article says “geopolitical” factors are behind this refurbishing of the US nuclear arsenal. But as part of the effort to boost the economy, the Obama administration also knows this to be, unfortunately, a more acceptable form of public spending for many Americans, particularly in states where the military-industrial complex is concentrated, than is public spending on infrastructure, green energy, or social services. According to the article, a panel commissioned by Congress declared the proposed expenditure unaffordable, so it’ll be interesting to see much pork is finally spread around.





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