Lockheed Martin and defense industry lobbyists, claiming to represent best interests of Americans, continue threatening Congresspersons with pink slips despite a new poll showing Americans aren't buying military spending anymore.
Companies profiting from wasteful military spending are pressuring Congress with threats and claiming they represent Americans so that the elected leaders will vote for more military spending this week, despite a new poll showing both Red and Blue state residents want Congress to vote against the military spending, a vote that would foster human rights.
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"Among those living in Red districts (i.e. ones represented by a Republican), 74% favored cutting defense; in Blue districts (represented by a Democrat), 80% favored cuts," the poll report states.
The unique survey was conducted collaboratively by the Program for Public Consultation, the Stimson Center, and the Center for Public Integrity.
The polling organizations found that substantial cuts to the defense budget are favored by majorities in Red and Blue districts plus majorities in districts benefiting from high levels of defense spending. Congresspersons, however, are being bullied to act against the best interest of human rights and the American people.
"Companies that profit from wasteful military spending are using dishonest tactics and political stunts to bully Congress," said Rebecca Griffin, Political Director of Peace Action West in a written statement Tuesday. "They have been threatening to give out thousands of pink slips right before the election if Congress doesn’t undo pending cuts to the military budget."
"Voters in both red and blue districts support much larger cuts to military spending than the US government has been willing to put on the table. Even people whose districts benefit from military spending want cuts," Griffin said.
The web-enabled KnowledgePanelÂ®, a probability-based panel designed to be representative of the U.S. population, was used for the poll.
Ending U.S. militarism is one of the main objectives of Occupy Wall Street and Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein.
The House is expected to vote on this major human rights issue impacting the 99 percent this week.