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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 02:40 PM

Progressive Democrats Threaten to Tank $733 Billion in Pentagon Spending


Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are threatening to wield their significant power in the House to tank a key budget measure unless the Democratic leadership agrees to boost healthcare, education, and other domestic social spending in line with the Pentagon's budget increase.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), co-chairs of the 104-member CPC, are leading the push for an amendment that would add around $33 billion per year to domestic spending programs as part of a crucial two-year spending bill, which could receive a vote as early as Tuesday. The legislation would hike Pentagon spending to $733 billion per year. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) are among the sponsors of the progressive amendment.

"We need to prioritize our communities, not our military spending. Progressives arenít backing down from this fight," Jayapal tweeted.


https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/09/progressive-democrats-threaten-tank-733-billion-crazy-pentagon-spending-if-social

Eisenhower warned Americans about the Military/Industrial/Complex back in the 50's.

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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 03:51 PM

1. I'm with the CPC. nt

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 05:02 PM

2. Me too. The Defense Budget is out of hand.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 06:45 PM

3. Me too. They should do it.

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