Bernie Sanders On How We Should Pay For War

By John Iadarola | (The Young Turks Video Report) | – –

“John Iadarola (Think Tank) discusses Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ recent policy announcement regarding war spending. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to require Congress to pay for any spending in the Pentagon’s war fund.

“Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is offering an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require that lawmakers offset spending in the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund by raising new revenues.”

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3 Responses

  1. A thought: Congress should also be forced to pre-fund veteran’s welfare (i.e. healthcare, mental health, retraining and HE tuition schemes) rather than the inevitable hollow promises in the drive to recruit cannon fodder.

    Another thought: A small rebate (e.g. <5%) on the salary of any Congressmen who vote for war/military action/invasion, every year until the end of said conflict. Might give those cosetted 'hawks' a tad more pause for thought as well as explicitly recognise that any resort to military action represents a failure of our political class (to be cleaned up by troops at the taxpayers cost).

  2. If we actually had to pay for war—or if the rich had to pay for it, you can bet that war would be pursued less often. Diplomacy, anyone?

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