Trump says militarism first, workers a poor second


This 13 August 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump: Military Might More Important Than Jobs

What if military might *wasn’t* more important than jobs? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

“The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to give the military $716 billion for 2019, approving one of the biggest defense budgets in modern American history despite concerns from some economists and lawmakers about the rapidly rising federal deficit.

The 2019 military budget, approved by an 85-to-10 vote, gives America’s armed forces an $82 billion increase from 2017. The military has called the additional funding necessary to improve its ability to respond to international crises, while critics say Congress should not be giving a significant boost to spending at the Defense Department at a moment of relatively diminished U.S. military involvement around the globe. About 17 percent of America’s $4 trillion federal budget goes to the military, according to the Congressional Budget Office.”

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8 thoughts on “Trump says militarism first, workers a poor second

    • Bernie Sanders (independent, but caucusing with Democrats), 8 Democrats and one Republican voted against.

      The USA does need much more spending for education, health, fighting hunger and poverty, etc. instead of for warmongering all over the world.

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