[act-ma] [UJP] Nuclear weapons forever? New nuclear power plants? Check out these federal budget choices!
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Fri Jul 29 00:01:01 PDT 2011
UJP: Nuclear weapons forever? New nuclear power plants? Check out these
federal budget choices!
NUCLEAR WEAPONS FOREVER? NEW NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS? CHECK OUT THESE FEDERAL
Washington policymakers are figuring out how much money they’ll spend next
year on a long list of important issues. And there are real differences among
three budget blueprints that have been offered: the Obama budget, the
Congressional Progressive Caucus People’s Budget and the Ryan (GOP) budget. As
we approach the August 6th and 9th anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombings of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, consider how the three budgets deal with nuclear
CAST YOUR VOTE  today in the New Priorities Network  poll! Tell the
President and Congress what you think of these alternatives for our nuclear
Obama budget : Well over $185 billion by 2020 to maintain and modernize U.S.
nuclear weapons systems, including construction of three new warhead production
facilities and an array of new delivery systems. The FY 2012 budget request
includes $7.63 billion for maintenance and modernization of nuclear warheads –
the largest amount ever; $197 million for research and development of a new
long-range nuclear bomber; $2.6 million for a future Intercontinental Ballistic
Missile; and $1.07 billion to develop a new ballistic missile submarine slated
to be in operation through 2080.
The People’s Budget : Reduce the U.S. nuclear arsenal, cancel the Trident
II missile, limit modernization of nuclear weapons infrastructure and research,
and selectively curtail missile defense and space programs.
Ryan Budget : Fully fund modernization of the infrastructure that builds and
maintains the nation’s nuclear weapons systems.
And, as the earthquake and tsunami-damaged Fukushima reactors continue to spew
deadly radiation into the atmosphere, the ground and the ocean, let’s look at
how the three budgets deal with nuclear energy.
Obama budget : The FY 2012 budget request provides $36 billion in taxpayer
loans for new nuclear reactors.
The People’s Budget : Eliminate subsidies for new nuclear power plants.
Ryan Budget : Encourage the development of “American-made” energy
sources, including nuclear.
Which budget would you choose? Vote now  and join 13,500 people who have
already cast their ballots! And please share the poll with community groups,
family, coworkers and friends. The results of this poll will be sent to members
of Congress, the media, and everyone who participated in the poll who provides
an (optional) email address. The greater the numbers, the bigger the impact!
PS: United for Peace and Justice , an affiliate of the New Priorities
Network , has declared August Nuclear Free Future Month! Visit
www.nuclearfreefuture.org  for a calendar of events and a variety of action
ideas and educational resources.
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organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP
Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social and
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