Congress Blocks Bill by Bernie Sanders to Cut Defense Spending
(RightWing.org) – Not only are radical Leftists trying to defund the police, but they’re trying to defund America’s troops as well.
According to a report by Defense News, Congress was forced to BLOCK a bill introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that would have cut America’s defense budget by $74 million. Both the US House and Senate voted against the bill, which Senate Majority Speaker Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said would “literally decimate our defense budget to finance a socialist spending spree.”
State of the World
Recently seen in headlines:
- China’s continued aggression on its border with India and within the South China Sea.
- The United States Air Force F-22s were forced to intercept four Russian TU-142’s approaching Alaska, the sixth such incursion in a one-month period.
- Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declares that his country will continue with its nuclear weapons program and will not negotiate with America.
Of course, self-proclaimed Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and some of his Progressive Liberal cronies somehow decided the proper response to all this would be to cut funding for the US military. They, naturally, want to funnel the money into issues that would further their agenda, which would transform the country into some Marxist “People’s Republic,” which history has proven is a failed concept.
“Socialist Spending Spree” Defeated
The Sanders’ amendment was cosponsored by both of the Democratic Senators from Massachusetts: Ed Markey, and Elizabeth Warren, as well as both Liberal Senators from Oregon: Jeff Merkley, and Ron Wyden. The measure was defeated by a vote of 23-77, which seems overwhelming, but one must consider the number of ayes represents nearly one-half of the people on the left side of the aisle.
The sponsoring senators, of course, played on the emotional heartstrings of America in their public statements. Their reasoning, as well as those in the House, for the 10% reduction pointed to the coronavirus pandemic. That seems a bit disingenuous considering that the lower chamber’s version had absolutely no language regarding the current national emergency.
This is just the latest example of the Leftists’ willingness [read: obsession] to sacrifice the well-being of the nation as a whole for their Socialist/Communist Agenda. They did it in the first round of stimulus relief aimed at giving the American people facing economic hardship due to the virus hope, just as they have so many times over the years.
With the November 2020 elections fast approaching, the citizens need to realize that Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – aka AOC – (D-NY), and their ilk truly don’t give a whit about the people. Their actions point instead to a desire to create a country similar to the now-defunct Soviet Union with themselves as the new Politburo.
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