This video [8:43] records an extraordinarily dignified and thoughtful conversation among citizens and council members of Portland, Maine, about a resolution asking their federal representatives to move funding from faraway wars to our needs at home.
According to Reuters Alertnet, Congress has approved $345 billion for the war in Afghanistan, plus an additional $22 billion for activities related to Afghanistan carried on in other countries. Since these figures are from the Congressional Budget Office, they presumably do not include the CIA's drone war in Pakistan, most likely hidden in some "off the books" budget hideaway. The Central Asian nation is a very expensive place to try to subdue.
As Portland's civic authorities so clearly pointed out, there's plenty of need right here in the United States for that money.