Senate rejects Bernie plan to slash defense spending - WCAX

Pointing to America’s internal problems but taking no blame for them, Bernie Sanders says “history has overtaken us” and calls for huge defense spending cuts. Senate says no.

"The proposed addition to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act would have slashed the Pentagon budget by 10% and put that money into jobs, education, health care and housing in the poorest communities in America. Sanders spoke on the Senate floor for about a half an hour in support of his amendment. “The status quo and conventional wisdom that we see on TV every day and that we hear on the floor of the U.S. Senate-- it’s no longer good enough. History has overtaken us. Unprecedented crises have overtaken us. Status quo is not good enough. We must respond,” said Sanders, I-Vermont.”

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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-07-28 10:53:55 -0400
    But just think of all the “free” stuff we can get if we “defund” the military !
    Personally I think we need to “defund” Millionaire, 1%, Bernie Sanders, and send him back to Brooklyn !