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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:04 PM

If 9/11 Attacks Can Spark Trillions in War Spending, Asks Ocasio-Cortez, Why Can't US Find Funding

If 9/11 Attacks Can Spark Trillions in War Spending, Asks Ocasio-Cortez, Why Can't US Find Funding for Puerto Rico 'Marshall Plan'?


From the article:

A study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government has found that an estimated 2,975 people died after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory last year, corroborating previous analyses that have long challenged the official death toll of 64 and bolstering calls that the American government provide substantially more aid to help with rebuilding efforts.
Acknowledging the new findings from George Washington University on Tuesday, progressive New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned to Twitter to demand a "Marshall Plan" for Puerto Rico and a "just transition" to a renewable energy system that would replace the existing "unstable and unreliable power grid," which faced operational and financial issues even before the storm struck.


To read more:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/28/if-911-attacks-can-spark-trillions-war-spending-asks-ocasio-cortez-why-cant-us-find?cd-

The US can always find billions and trillions for war, but funding things that will help working people, especially brown working people, is always a problem for the GOP.

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Reply If 9/11 Attacks Can Spark Trillions in War Spending, Asks Ocasio-Cortez, Why Can't US Find Funding (Original post)
guillaumeb Aug 2018 OP
Uncle Joe Aug 2018 #1
ProudLib72 Aug 2018 #2
guillaumeb Aug 2018 #3
Bettie Aug 2018 #5
guillaumeb Aug 2018 #8
ProudLib72 Aug 2018 #6
guillaumeb Aug 2018 #9
Tiggeroshii Aug 2018 #4
gratuitous Aug 2018 #7
guillaumeb Aug 2018 #10
colsohlibgal Aug 2018 #11
msongs Aug 2018 #12
guillaumeb Aug 2018 #13
NCTraveler Aug 2018 #14
guillaumeb Aug 2018 #15
NCTraveler Aug 2018 #16

Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:06 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread guillaumeb

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:06 PM

2. Because fear outweighs compassion

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:07 PM

3. Fear of "the other"?

Yes, fear, and a complete indifference to what happens to the bottom 90%, especially when they are not white.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:19 PM

5. The indifference is for the not-rich white working folks...

it is more malice intended toward the not-white people.

I've reached a point where I do not believe there are ANY good people on the Right politically. Not. Even. One.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:30 PM

8. And that is truly sad

when the right follows Trump, and echoes his hate.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:19 PM

6. Fear and hate re: 9/11

It's very easy for the right to stoke the fear and hate of Muslims. I think you are right about racism playing a part, and it factors in on both sides: hate for foreign brown people as well as hate for brown people in this country.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:31 PM

9. The GOP has been built on hate since 1968.

Trump is following in the path of Reagan, and Bush Sr.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:10 PM

4. K/r

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:27 PM

7. Because someone in authority has to give a damn

And neither the current administration nor congressional leadership has anyone like George C. Marshall.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:32 PM

10. Agreed. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 06:49 PM

11. She Is Dead On

Gazillions for War and the MI complex and tax breaks for people who do not need it at all. But real help for those who need it....not so much.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 07:18 PM

12. same thing many have said for many yrs before PR, presidents come n go but the MIC endures nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 01:35 PM

13. And grows larger.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 01:40 PM

14. You will find out if the bacon is sent to your state/district.

 

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 01:48 PM

15. And the money is spent in literally every Congressional District.

Legalized bribery.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 01:56 PM

16. It's not legalized bribery.

 

It's congressional love of money. It's all them. Every bit.

It's not bribery when you fight for it.

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