Monday, December 17, 2007

PrioritiesNH: Two-Thirds Want Budget Shift Away From Pentagon

This from PrioritiesNH:

Four weeks before the New Hampshire Primary, two-thirds of the state's likely voters said they'd most likely vote for a candidate who says Pentagon spending should be reduced by 15% and the money shifted to human needs, energy independence and deficit reduction over one who does not.

The poll was conducted Dec. 10-12 by Research 2000 for the PrioritiesNH campaign. PrioritiesNH is working to shift America's budget priorities to increase federal investment in education, health care, energy independence,job training and deficit reduction -- at no additional taxpayer expense -- by reducing funding for Cold War weapons and a stockpile of 10,000 nuclear warheads. The campaign is backed by a prestigious panel of former generals,admirals, ambassadors and a CIA director who say the Pentagon wastes $60 billion each year on obsolete weapons.

The percentage of NH voters who favor moving that money to health care,education, job training, energy independence and reducing the deficit has jumped from 60 percent in a February 2006 poll to 67 percent in December 2007.

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