What NYC Loses to Pentagon Spending

The Costs of War

Mayor Adams has announced across-the-board cuts for many of the vital services our residents needs. He says we don't have the money.

We say he and the City Council have to tell Congress to MOVE THE MONEY from war spending to social benefits.

The National Priorities project has a nifty tool on its website which lets you see how much more our city could have depending on how much you cut the Pentagon.

The chart on the left shows a 10% cut.

Visit the National Priorities Project to make your own trade-offs

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 not clothed.... The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.

From an address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16, 1953

Pres. Dwight David Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. President and Five-Star General, spoke eloquently about the costs of war.