My Response to President Obama’s Invitation
I have just emailed the White House to let the President know that I cannot accept his invitation to canvass for passage of his budget this weekend. While I support his budget items for universal healthcare, green energy and other forward-looking domestic programs, I am opposed to his escalation of the war in Afghanistan (and now Pakistan), the continued occupation of Iraq, continued military aid to Israel, and his proposal to increase overall military spending. I let him know that I am contacting my representatives to urge them to support funding for his healthcare, green energy and other domestic programs, and to cut appropriations for Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and reduce the overall military budget by 25%.
If you would like to let the President know your views on the budget, you can contact the White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/. He will not see your response directly, but I’m sure he gets summary reports on which way the wind is blowing.