The American Ethical Union deplores the fact that in the proposed 1974 fiscal year budget there is to be no "peace dividend". Therefore it favors a reordering of national priorities by a drastic reduction in spending for military and death-oriented purposes, such as MIRV, TRIDENT and B1.
The American Ethical Union urges a far greater emphasis on lifesupporting services such as Community Action Programs, Model Cities, urban renewal, the school lunch program, Elementary and Secondary Education Acts grants, hospital construction aid, child care, adult services and narcotic addiction services.
The burden of the new fiscal policies as set forth in the proposed budget fall most heavily on the poor, the sick, the disadvantaged and those who dwell in urban slums.
The American Ethical Union calls on its members to work independently and with other organizations in programs designed to change national policy to accomplish such a reordering of priorities.
Submitted by the Washington Ethical Society
Source: AEU 65th Annual Assembly Memo [job08scan]
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