“Theft of War” Protest

WHEN:     Saturday, May 27 – 2017

WHERE:     Court House, downtown West Chester

(corner of High & Market Streets)

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon


We came out with our signs to protest the federal government’s

$54 billion increase for military spending with cuts to domestic spending!

Here are 8 things we could do with $54 billion instead:

  • Cover 12 million people under the Affordable Care Act .
  • Resettle 2.7 million refugees in the U.S. – enough for 32 years’ worth under the stepped-up Obama resettlement rate.
  • Create nearly one million infrastructure jobs. Good Paying JOBS!!JOBS!!JOBS!!
  • Pay the salaries for half the elementary school teachers in the United States.
  • Send 1.6 million students to college for a four-year degree – for free.
  • Insure 15 million adults through Medicaid.
  • Fund Meals on Wheels (threatened with cuts in Trump’s budget) for 7,180 years.
  • Fund the entire Environmental Protection Agency (at current levels) for 6.6 years.


The CCPM came out on May 27th with signs stating what $54 billion could do instead of feeding the military budget!

“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 not clothed.”

                                                 Dwight D. Eisenhower



1 Comment

  1. According to a March 2017 article in The Nation magazine, the CEO of Lockheed-Martin was paid $29,000,000 in 2014; the CEO of Raytheon was paid $20,000,000 and the CEO of Boeing was paid $33,700,000 in 2015. How can the profit of war be turned around to humanitarian needs? Do we want an American empire or do we want a democracy that benefits all our citizens?

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