“None of the presidential candidates have been calling for a significant reduction in the bloated military budget that eats up half the discretionary funds in the US budget. They should. How else can we find the funds needed to invest in key areas such as sustainable energy projects, infrastructure, care for veterans, education, or affordable housing?”
Bernie wants to cut the military budget, just not his pet military boondoggle, the F-35.
His followers remind me of Obama’s and Clinton’s, Jeb’s and Trump’s followers: they see what they want to see and nothing else. Thereby, the very flawed, grovelling Wall Street servant becomes a public saint.
Wall Street’s most vicious thugs count on it. It pays them handsomely.
Thus their broad and deep investments in candidates who are good at cultivating illusions of grandeur. The Koch Bros. and Adelson’s may have very flawed political judgements that cost them millions. Why should they care? They have plenty of millions to invest in their sport. With a little luck, and a little learning, the sport pays handsomely. Look how well Obama’s investors have been rewarded with the so-called economic recovery that only the wealthiest 1% have enjoyed.