Military Spending On The Agenda As U.S. Mayors Meet

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mayors from across the United States will be gathering in Baltimore this week and foreign policy will be on their minds.

Topics on the agenda for the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting include a resolution to speed the end of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and redirect military spending to domestic priorities. The resolution says $126 billion is being spent each year on the wars and calls on Congress to bring those dollars home to create jobs, rebuild infrastructure, develop sustainable energy and provide for other needs.

The conference represents mayors of the more than 1,200 cities nationwide with a population of more than 30,000. Speakers include House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The conference begins Friday and ends Monday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Sheriff says:

    Mayor Rawlings Blake can’t end the war on drugs & crime in her own city, she should stay home & work on that before being involved in something she is ill prepared for & is way over her head. Let’s leave that up the the armed forces committees & the congress. Mayor, CLEAN UP THE INNER HARBOR OF BLACK THUGS & FLASH GANGS.

  2. JackDaniels says:

    The resolution says $126 billion is being spent each year on the wars and calls on Congress to bring those dollars home to create jobs, rebuild infrastructure, develop sustainable energy and provide for other needs.

    YOU CAN’T SPEND YOUR WAY OUT OF A RECESSION!!!!!! THE OBAMA STIMULUS FIASCO WAS PROOF OF THAT!!!!

    AND FEDERAL MONEY FOR THE MILITARY SHOULDN’T BE REDIRECTED TO CITY GOVERNMENTS SO THEY CAN FIX ROADS………

  3. sheriff says:

    Fact, There has never ever been a N*gger great leader at anything, whether it be political, civil, educational, or even your beloved sports. Even M.Jordan for all his wonderful deeds on the floor wound up getting his a$$ canned by owner Abe Pollin after he made stupid trades & wanted be just like coons do naturally & that is not work but play golf…..Now he’s selling underwear.

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