Penny-Polls in Concord and Henniker to Inform Public on Military Budget
Concord and Henniker, NH- On Wednesday, April 15th, there will be events in Concord and Henniker to educate people on how much of their tax money is going to the military budget. The events will be held at the Concord State House Plaza from 12 noon - 4 pm, and at the New England College Simon Center from 11 - 1 pm.
The flyer (attached - Tax Day Pennies) breaks down where taxpayer dollars are currently allocated, as well as U.S. military spending relative to global military spending. The U.S. currently spends 58% of the discretionary federal budget on the military and interest on the debt of past military spending.
Tom Onacki, a New England College student intern with New Hampshire Peace Action, says, "It was a real eye-opener to learn where our tax dollars are going, and a surprise to learn that military spending has increased even with the current economic crisis, to over $700 billion for the next fiscal year."
All are welcome to come to Concord or Henniker to participate in the penny poll. Participants will be asked to "vote" with pennies about how they would like to allocate their tax dollars.
There will also be events in Portsmouth and Manchester. For more information, visit www.nhpeaceaction.org.