Militarization of the Economy
September 24, 2014
The Democrats and Republicans keep pouring the funds in the public treasury down the military sink-hole and sacrificing all the vital needs of the people at the alter of U.S. imperialism’s expanding empire.
The government even “diverts” funds from Social Security in order to finance its war program.
The Workers Party has long pointed out that eliminating the gargantuan military budget would immediately eliminate the annual federal deficit and allow the government to make needed social investments to guarantee such basic rights of the people as the right to housing, health care, education, disability pensions and so forth.
Instead, the unemployed and poverty-stricken are denied a livelihood, tens of millions go without health care, schools are left to crumble, etc. so that the maximum amount of funds in the public treasury can be made available for capitalist profit-making.
A vital component of the independent political program of the American working class and people is the demand for a democratic foreign policy, which ends the militarization of the economy, demands the withdrawal of all U.S. troops stationed abroad and an end to U.S. imperialist interference and intervention against other countries.