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February 7

                   

 

GUEST: Jen Gagnon, Food Service Worker, Edmunds School, Burlington AFSCME 1343, 3 years Food Service, Child in BHS

 

NEWS: Defense Funding.

 

By the end of 2008, the United States will spend three-quarters of a trillion dollars on defense – this is more then the defense budgets of the rest of the world combined. Adjusted for inflation, the Pentagon's latest budget will be the highest since the end of World War II. Yet, over the past seven years, troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have faced equipment shortages and lack of proper armor.

 

Direct Effects in VT –

 

 

 

March 2nd, 2008