Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

War is hurting economy

"The people want to tax the rich and end the wars. We spend more on war commitments than the rest of the world combined. This history of vast, grotesque spending on wars and the war machine has depleted the base of the economy. We could have enough money for health care, housing and anything we want if we stopped spending our money on the black hole of the military machine. We speak for the 99 percent: end the wars and tax the rich."

The above paragraph summarizes a statement given to Congress by Veterans for Peace. Veterans for Peace, of which I am a member, is the only veterans organization that calls for the abolition of war. War is a vampire on human lives while it sucks the blood right out of the economy.

Richard Kovac

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