Join us April 16 and hear more about a VFP co-sponsored resolution we hope to have the Corvallis City Council to pass which would divest city investments from weapons maker companies. More here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tn55mlg8hxy7539/2022-02-13%20CDfW%20resolution%20v4.pdf?dl=0
ALSO, please have a look at the letter to the editor in the April 12, 2022 GT/DH from our chapter president, Rick Staggenborg. He does a great job of laying out the issues regarding “opportunity costs” of Pentagon spending.
What would you rather spend our money on than militarism?
Come join advocacy groups from around Corvallis to share how we can use our taxes to build a better world.
The individual income tax is the primary source of revenue for the federal government’s discretionary spending: for US militarism and human services, such as food and housing, health care, and education. Excluding Social Security and Medicare, we spend half our income tax money on militarism, which is bad for the earth, bad for the well-being of all of us, and bad for the US economy.
Income tax support for militarism and an unfair overall tax system prevent many people from meeting their needs and sap the productivity of the nation. We favor spending discretionary tax money to provide everyone with food and housing, health care, and education.