In his 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama called nuclear weapons the “greatest danger to the American people.” Yet his 2011 budget proposes a major increase in spending on the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Incredibly, President Obama proposes to spend $600 million more on nuclear weapons than did George W. Bush in his final year.1
Obama's proposed new nuclear spending boost will enable construction of new facilities that would allow the U.S. government to develop new nuclear warheads in the future. That flies in the face of Obama's professed goals of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.
Nuclear bombs are a grave threat to life on Earth — that's why we need the president to walk his talk.
1. Carol Driver, “Nobel Peace Prize-winner Barack Obama ups spending on nuclear weapons to even more than George Bush.” Daily Mail, 1/30/10.