Gotta love Bernie …. #26!!


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~~March 20, 2015~~ 

Five Eye-Opening Facts About Our Bloated Post-9/11 “Defense” Spending

Budgets, after all, are a reflection of our priorities.

Toward that end, let’s put these numbers in perspective by looking at some of the other things we might be doing with those dollars. Because a buck spent on guns is one less for butter.

Post-9/11 Defense Hikes Equal Five Times the “Medicare Gap”

Afghanistan Costs Alone Could Pay for 15.6 Years of Head Start

Covering the Uninsured

Closing State Budget Gaps

Iraq, Just in 2011

Iraq is still a bloody mess, with an insurgency still underway. But our politicians have declared vistory and the media have largely moved on. That doesn’t mean we won’t spend almost $50 billion on those “non-combat troops” which remain, however.

~The Big Picture~

It’s a tragic irony that so much of the discussion surrounding the public debt centers on “entitlements” like Social Security (which hasn’t added a penny to the national debt) when we’re still paying for Korea and Vietnam and Grenada and Panama and the first Gulf War and Somalia and the Balkans and on and on.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.truth-out.org/article/item/1348:five-eyeopening-facts-about-our-bloated-post911-defense-spending

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BERNIE SANDERS

(I-Vermont)

Born in 1941 in Brooklyn, Bernie was the younger of two sons in a modest-income family. After graduation from the University of Chicago in 1964, he moved to Vermont. Early in his career, Sanders was director of the American People’s Historical Society. Elected Mayor of Burlington by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms.

Before his 1990 election as Vermont’s at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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6 thoughts on “Gotta love Bernie …. #26!!

  1. Grandstanding republicans always railing that defense cuts threaten our security and advocates are cowards and appeasers. Well can they tell us what we need more of? 123 tanks? 87 helicopters? Another aircraft carrier or submarine? Did what we have or intend to increase stop Russia’s expansionism ? Iran and North Korea are not afraid of us nor are the drug cartels in Mexico. A threat to US security , eh? Well there is not security at all in our cities where thugs and gunshots rule the night. The VA can’t even give medical care security to our vets.

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