Sanders Calls Out ‘Deficit Hawks’ in Both Parties Who Support $738 Billion Pentagon Budget But Claim US Can’t Afford Medicare for All

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If we can’t afford to educate our children, to heal our sick or care for our elderly, just what is it the defense budget is defending?


Speaking as a Canadian, Sanders is America’s obvious choice for president. He is exactly what a politician ought to be. So I fully expect 4 more years of Trump. I have very little faith in the American voter. 2018 was good, let’s make 2020 even better because the election interference will be greater.


> **”I find it ironic that when I and other progressive members of Congress propose legislation to address the many unmet needs of workers, the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor, we are invariably asked, ‘How will we pay for it?'”** wrote Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. **”Yet we rarely hear that question with regard to huge increases in military spending, tax breaks for billionaires, or massive subsidies for the fossil fuel industry.”** > > […]Sanders said he is running for president in 2020 “because it’s time for a new vision for America and a new set of priorities.” > > “Instead of massive spending on a bloated military budget, tax breaks for billionaires, and huge subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, we need to invest in the working families of this country and protect the most vulnerable,” the senator wrote. **”We need a government that represents all of us, not just the corporate elite.”**


God forbid that the military has to give up a few bombs so that we can feed and care for the working poor.


I just changed my party registration to Democratic so I could vote for Bernie in the primary earlier today. (My county is very red so I often vote in Republican primaries for local officials because democrats run no one and I’d rather have a Mitt Romney than a Lindsey Graham.)