Ah, the power of the blogosphere. Thanks to good ole’ WordPress, The Priorities Campaign has launched their own blog to cover fun, informative NH and IA events and goings on. In case you haven’t noticed, I currently drive the CarnyMobile around and perform for this campaign, spearheaded by True Majority and Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities.
Right now, about three other Priorities Campaign folks are posting to the new blog as well, so it’s worth checking out. Some of my posting energy for my travels will go to the Priorities Blog, but don’t fret. I’ll still drop posts here at Happy Feet! In three weeks, I’ll drive through the Rust Belt to Iowa for a new world of carny splendor.
Here’s our mission:
We aim to redirect 15% of the Pentagonâ€™s discretionary budget towards education, healthcare, job training, and starting to repay the national debt. This 15% cut, or $60 billion dollars, on obsolete weapons systems and the further proliferation of nuclear weapons in no way impacts homeland security or our defense. We have the money; letâ€™s spend it on sensible priorities!
Here’s a bit of inspiration (from a Republican!):
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are no clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists and the hopes of its children.” â€¢ Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 4/16/1953