Bush's 2007 Budget: Guns and Butter in an Election Year

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The hundreds of billions of dollars involved in President Bush's latest budget are beyond the comprehension of most American taxpayers and most of the beneficiaries of federal programs. It proposes to cut domestic programs and increase defense spending, with still more money later on for Iraq and Afghanistan. The White House plan would also make tax cuts permanent and increase the deficit. Is defense spending driven by real security needs, the requirements of big corporations that live on federal contracts, or both? We look at who's likely to be called on to sacrifice in this election year and who stands to gain after Congress takes action, and get two contrary views on the money that goes to the Pentagon.
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World Trade Organization (WTO)

WTO General Council Meeting for 2006

US Trade Representative on WTO biotech-crop ruling

Gillis' article about WTO ruling on biotech crops

President Bush's 2007 budget

Brookings Institute on budget outlook

Weisman's article on proposed budget cuts

President Eisenhower's 1961 Farewell Address

Prime Minister Tony Blair on climate change, global warming

Evangelical Climate Initiative



Warren Olney