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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:32 PM

Senator Sanders: Our National Priorities: Endless Defense Spending or Working Families?



Published on Jun 12, 2018
Over and over again, myRepublican colleagues and some of my Democratic colleagues have come down to the Senate floor to complain about the $21 trillion national debt.

Over and over again, our Republican friends tell us that we cannot possibly afford to join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee health care as a right to every man, woman and child through a Medicare for All program.

We have been told that we cannot afford to make public colleges and universities tuition free, or to make sure that everyone in America has access to affordable housing, childcare, or a good job that pays a living wage with good benefits.

Even though over half of older Americans have no retirement savings we have been told we need to cut Social Security.

But, when it comes to spending $716 billion on the military - more than the next ten countries combined - all of a sudden there is a deafening silence from my Republican colleagues about the deficit.

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Reply Senator Sanders: Our National Priorities: Endless Defense Spending or Working Families? (Original post)
Donkees Jun 2018 OP
Uncle Joe Jun 2018 #1
George II Jun 2018 #2
MrPool Jun 2018 #4
lapucelle Jun 2018 #5
MrPool Jun 2018 #3
Uncle Joe Jun 2018 #6
MrPool Jun 2018 #7

Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:44 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread Donkees

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:51 PM

2. Anyone know the last time Sanders voted against a defense spending bill?

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:24 PM

5. Maybe BS voted down the funding for this one,

"a $1.2 trillion stealth fighter thatís considered by many to be one of the bigger boondoggles in Pentagon history."

https://www.thedailybeast.com/air-force-admits-our-new-stealth-fighter-cant-fight

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:53 PM

3. Children in cages, allies attacked, a brutal dictator

 

who has actual concentration camps given the thumbs up by the U.S and this guy is still playing the hits of 2016.

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Response to MrPool (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:43 PM

6. What do those issues have to do with the Senatorial consideration of the Defense Budget?

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:35 AM

7. It has to do with who we are sir

 

granted this is a major priority but we are in uncharted waters now and Bernie knows better than anyone about fascism.

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