From British weekly Socialist Worker:
Bush funds war by slashing healthcare
Far from pulling back from the disastrous “war on terror”, the US president wants to fund a permanent war drive across the globe.
Bush has requested $481 billion for the US Department of Defence next year – a 62 percent rise since he took office in 2001.
The US State Department – which implements foreign policy – will receive a 22 percent rise in funding to $35 billion next year.
Bush wants to cut $101 billion in health insurance for the poor and elderly over the next five years.
Education spending is also being targeted. The education budget for next year will be $59 billion, down from $68 billion this year and $93 billion in 2005.
The budget for the Environmental Protection Agency will also be cut.
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