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Build Schools, Not Drones

By Danish Khan


Most economists would describe contemporary times as an epoch of austerity. Whether it is public education or healthcare, enormous pressure has been exerted by the right wing to cut government spending in order to reduce the budget deficit. But interestingly, advocates of austerity always pick those social programs for spending cuts which are directly related to the lives of working people in America, e.g. unemployment insurance, food stamps, subsidized student loans, etc.. The supporters of the austerity try to portray themselves as sincere in ensuring the reduction in government spending but the reality is they are only interested in waging class war against working people of America. Read more