Reprint from Volume 36 Issue #1 of The Worker newspaper - published by The Workers Party U.S.A
Congress Votes in a New War Budget
January 6, 2022-On December 27, President Biden signed the $780 billion dollar budget into law. That's a decision for $6,000 per working class family of four to go to the Pentagon over the year.
Biden's new war budget proves again that the government we have today is a tool for redistributing the wealth of society further in favor of the capitalists. The government's economic policy is to tax the working people to the bone and turn the proceeds over to the capitalists in the form of fat "reconstruction" contracts and outright gifts.
The Democrats and Republicans keep pouring workers' tax dollars down the military sink-hole because these political parties are nothing but goons. They are nothing but hired guns for the monopoly capitalist class.
In the face of growing protests throughout the world against U.S. wars in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, in which the people are demanding that the U.S. military get out, lock, stock and barrel, the Pentagon continues to use its military machine to trample underfoot the entire edifice of international law and turn the clock back to the days of open colonialism and gunboat diplomacy.
The American people must heighten their vigilance and combat the grave dangers which arise from the capitalist-imperialist system. To stay the hands of the warmakers in Washington, it is necessary to wage unremitting struggles against the capitalist class and its policy of intervention and aggression abroad. To bring into being a world of peace, it is necessary for the workers to rise and overthrow the capitalist-imperialist system which is based on the enslavement of nations and the exploitation of the peoples.