Talk Nation Radio: Lindsay Koshgarian on How-Ya-Gonna-Pay-For-It

Lindsay Koshgarian is the Program Director of the National Priorities Project, where she oversees NationalPriorities.org. Lindsay’s work on the federal budget includes analysis of the federal budget process and politics, military spending, and specifically how federal budget choices for different spending priorities and taxation interact.

Total run time: 29:00
Host: David Swanson.
Producer: David Swanson.
Music by Duke Ellington.

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One Reply to “Talk Nation Radio: Lindsay Koshgarian on How-Ya-Gonna-Pay-For-It”

  1. I listened to Lindsay on Free Speech TV this morning and was immediately impressed with her positive presentation from her role on the National Priorities Project of the Institute for Policy Studies — neither of which I was aware of!

    Naturally, I looked up NPP – IPS and likewise found it to be something very interesting and potentially valuable to turning our situation around — by which I mean turning it around from this current Disguised Global Crony Capitalist EMPIRE, which is only nominally HQed in, and merely ‘posing’ as, our formerly “promising”, and sometimes progressive country (PKA) America.

    In what I would call the Mission Statement of NPP I read this “We can harness that power to make our lives better, to create a more just and humane society. On the other hand, that power can be used to perpetuate destructive cycles of war, militarism, violence and oppression that go back to our nation’s founding and before.”

    Which caused me to “edit for effect” a seminal portion of your Mission Statement and to better effect the strategy, and more importantly the ‘strategic narrative’ of our much needed change from Empire to “functioning democracy”:

    “On the other hand, that power can be used to perpetuate destructive cycles of war, militarism, violence, and the oppression and tyranny of an Empire that go back to our nation’s founding in a “Revolution Against Empire” in 1776 [Justin du Rivage] and before.”

    In other words, Lindsay, ‘we the American people’ need to fire a loud, public, sustained, ‘in-the-streets’, but totally non-violent “SHOUT (not shot) heard round the world” to ignite an essential Second American people’s peaceful completion of our “Political/economic & social Revolution Against EMPIRE”.

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