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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

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Let's talk...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The National Priorities Project denies my accusation they are fronting for Obama.

The National Priorities Project has taken issue with me saying that they are fronting for Obama.

Very routinely the National Priorities Project works with many independent peace and social justice organizations who they know full well have members who will be voting for alternative candidates like Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, Stewart Alexander or Roseanne Barr.

So; why did the National Priorities Project only compare Obama's and Romney's positions relating to budgets for militarism and war and not include these other alternative candidates?

In fact, this foundation-funded outfit is fronting for Obama in the most cowardly and deceitful manner by not showing the American people that there are alternatives to these two warmongers representing the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction.

Routinely the National Priorities Project tells us what we could have if our Nation's wealth was not being squandered on militarism and wars but when it comes to politics the National Priorities Project refuses to provide the programs of the candidates whose programs and platforms ARE an alternative to Wall Street's militarism and wars.

Instead, the National Priorities Projects plays this little game with us saying, "We aren't fronting for Obama; we are just providing the positions of Obama and Romney."

It is not like the board and staff of the National Priorities Project is unaware of these alternative candidates and their campaigns which focus on putting an end to militarism and war and being fully conscious that these candidates and their campaigns are more often than not using their own research and data to back up their programs and platforms.

On the other hand, does Obama use the data derived from the research done by the National Priorities Project in establishing his annual budgets? No way.

I accused the National Priorities Project of being dishonest in how they stood Obama's positions side-by-side with Romney's positions regarding budgeting for militarism and defense and I stand by my accusation that the National Priorities Project is just one more of the foundation-funded outfits fronting for Obama in the most insidious and deceitful manner.

And after responding directly to my accusation the National Priorities Project blocked this response to them.

Again, typical of how these foundation-funded outfits are fronting for Obama through censorship instead of helping us defend democracy.