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131 House Dems Help GOP Pass Massive Pentagon Budget That Includes Billions for Expanded Nuclear Arsenal


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131 House Dems Help GOP Pass Massive Pentagon Budget That Includes Billions for Expanded Nuclear Arsenal

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

While the world responds with alarm over President Donald Trump's spontaneous decision to cancel diplomatic talks with North Korea scheduled for next month—which aimed to ease rising nuclear tensions—131 Democrats in the U.S. House joined with the overwhelming majority of Republicans to pass a $717 billion Pentagon spending bill that includes massive expansion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.


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Do not vote for a democrat unless it is a rare good one.


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U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y LIVES HERE!!!
And, if you are lucky, we’ll even SELL YOU SOME!!! (Hypocrisy that is)
Well, shit–GREED CAPITALISM has to make a buck somehow!


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Well, let’s see: there’s Barbara Lee, and then there’s…um, who’s the other one?


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“low-yield” nukes is code for “now we can use them” nukes


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Voting Democratic for the most part is just like Lucy and the football with Charlie Brown.
Everyone keeps saying that we have to vote for Democrats because they are not Republicans.
And so we do.
And then they pull stuff like this.
And vote in torturers for the head of the CIA.
But like Charlie Brown, we never learn.

Six more years of Trump.
Then will it be eight years of Pence or eight years of Bolton as the next president?
Is there any Democrat other than Barbara Lee who would make a good president?
The cream is supposed to rise to the top.
Unfortunately, so does the scum.


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Once again, for the slow kids. There is a munitions manufacturer, defense contractor or miltary base in nearly every congressional district in the USA.
The pentagon and the miltary industrial complex is the largest single public works project in human history, spending trillions, and employing millions.
It will not stop until it either collapses under the weight of its own corruption and bureaucracy or bankrupts the nation.
Isn’t it odd that the coming crises of the rise of world fascism, the inevitable economic collapse, and the specter of the planet warming out of control and becoming uninhabitable to the masses, all seem to be building to fruition at the same time. Almost as though it’s been planned for a long time.
Hmmm…?


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“Human society is like a stew—if you don’t keep it stirred up, you get a lot of scum on top.”
–Edward Abbey


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The twin liberal and conservative corporate capitalist Parties of America are worthless when it comes to peace on earth and good will towards life. For the sake of life on the planet , may their demise be quick and soon!


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Agreed and we can play a role in that.


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These 131 can be counted on to support given President Trump expanded repressive powers when he launches wars against North Korea and Iran. I call dibs on the bottom bunk if any fellow Common Dreamers end up in the same Guantanamo cell with me.


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America needs to wake up, The glorification of everything military from toys, war games, clothing, songs etc. is manufacturing cannon fodder and that fodder will be our sons and daughters and their sons and daughters. The world is littered with the graves of those who believed they could control the world, buried right next to their collateral damage. We must stop our government from putting our youth our greatest assets into continuous and ever increasing wars.


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What congressional leaders? They are all stooges and thieves, with very rare exceptions.


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I’ll send my Rep a thank-you note for being among the 30 percent of Democrats voting no. He may be an unassuming middle aged white guy without the outspokenness of Lee or Gabbard, but he does the job.


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Raul Grijalva and Tulsi Gabbard are interesting.


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Not Nancy Pelosi – She voted YES.


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There is only one party in this country now.


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No surprise there.


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we need more nukes? we already have enough to blow up the whole world.

Life just gets scarier & scarier under trump


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Democrazy in action