Tags: US | Costs | of | War | Sign

Binghamton, NY, Mayor: 'Cost of War' Sign On Hold

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 07:31 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Plans to mount an electronic "cost of war" sign outside Binghamton City Hall have been put on hold.

Mayor Matthew Ryan announced last week that the 4-foot-wide sign would be placed on an exterior wall Wednesday.

On Monday, the two-term Democrat said he decided to postpone the installation after his office received comments from people who feel the sign would slight American troops. Ryan says the delay allows for more time for discussion.

A local peace activist group was paying for the $6,000 sign. It would display how much taxpayer money is being spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ryan has said he hoped tallying the ongoing expense in a prominent place would stimulate debate on the nation's spending priorities.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Biden's Son Beau to Run for Governor in Delaware

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 21:46 PM

Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden and the current attorney general of Delaware, announced he will not seek . . .

Issa: IRS Probe Will Continue Despite White House Roadblocks

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 18:16 PM

Rep. Darrell Issa said on Thursday that the congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the . . .

Poll: Ga. GOP Senate Primary Is Tight Race Coming Down to Wire

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 19:51 PM

It's anyone race in Georgia's crowded GOP Senate primary, with businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston holding t . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved