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Ilhan Omar Rips Congress for Skimping on Covid Relief While Approving $740.5 Billion Bill to 'Appease Defense Contractors'

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/09/ilhan-omar-rips-congress-skimping-covid-relief-while-approving-7405-billion-bill

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Thank you Minneapolis.

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It is unconscionable to pass a Pentagon budget that continues to fund unnecessary projects and endless wars during a time of widespread suffering across our country

Once again proving that the Corporate Democrats who comprise most of the leadership of the Democratic Party in congress, care more about the corporations and the 1% than they do about their constituents… are they the lesser evil… YES… but they are still not on the side of the common man.

The only thing one can say is that there are 37 House Democrats who may get it.

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Let them eat depleted uranium & cluster-munitions!

~https://www.dailyposter.com/p/the-next-war-against-a-public-option (figured, Hills would be back, somehow)

~https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/12/millions-of-tenants-headed-for-absolute-disaster-after-new-year-owing-average-of-nearly-6000-in-rent-and-utilities.html#comment-3480423

~https://wolfstreet.com/2020/12/08/how-many-renters-face-eviction-when-eviction-bans-end-how-much-worse-is-it-compared-to-the-good-times/

~https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/networth/article/California-s-EDD-stops-taking-new-unemployment-15582177.php

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I wonder how unhappy she was when E Street Group, co-owned by her husband, Tim Mynett, received nearly $135,000 in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and $500,000 in Economic Injury Disaster loans? Apparently not enough to refuse the money.

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Apparently the American people are too ignorant (since news items such as this are buried amongst gossipy “big stories” and sports) to realize or care how much they are getting screwed.

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Damn you democratic led house!!! You could have held republican feet to the fire to provide relief for desperate Americans by withholding the Pentagon budget until Republicans agreed to help Americans instead of just their friggin donors!!

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For all the money the USA pours into high tech, high maintenance weaponry and the misguided youthful zeal of our patriotic troops, we win every battle but lose every war. Not against far more primitive Arabs, Vietnamese or North Koreans… because they are fighting for their homes and we are only their to steal their valuable resources. With a record like that what is the point of constantly threatening the Persians, Chinese and Russians??? Only Trump is stupid enough to seriously contemplate nuclear war, yet we are going to pour trillions into that program too.

The Pentagon no longer has any moral fiber or strategic sense, the kind that saved private Ryan and won WWII. The Military Industrial Complex just wants money and they don’t care how many people they have to kill to get it. Even our victims South of our Border are fed up with us and the crony capitalism which impoverishes them.

Omar is right. The American worker deserves that money, not the military industrial complex Eisenhower warned us about, back in the days when our President was an honest man committed to doing what is right for our country.

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The NDAA contains not just funding for war crimes, but authorization to kidnap, torture, kill innocent people (including Americans), spy on your ‘private’ communications without a warrant, and, in general, give carte blanche to an unlimited array of authoritarian excesses. I’d bet that you could even get a majority of Trumpers to object, if they understood what was actually in there. That the Dims go along like sheep, instead of offering any kind of resistance, is ample evidence that the whole country is just too effin stupid to survive.

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Hmm another right-winger who thinks that just because they steal cheat and lie so everyone else must do as well. :slight_smile:

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Well, the US Military has always been as much of a “jobs program” as the police & incarceration/ minority shake-down, protection racket we call “law and order?” Home or abroad, WE pay half the working class to kill & rob “the other?” If DNC stomped us ALL down for FIRE, “Energy” & PhARMA, just imagine what mass protests against the MIC would be like? Welcome the reactionary trolls in 5… 4… 3…

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Mitch works for Oligarchy – and they certainly don’t want to see the poor –
and their other enemies in the population empowered by allowing them to be
less worried about finances. They saw that with the Vietnam protests and understood
immediately that Americans felt too secure and had too much time on their hands –
and at the moment when they most feared that parents were going to follow their kids
into the streets and against the war – they struck.

Ever more the MIC has been used to SOP up funds which might otherwise be used to
support the public and all of our citizens - with things like national health care, for instance.

Also goes to using our MIC/Intelligence to spy on all citizens 24/7 as Edward Snow made
clear to us about ten years ago – and WHEN is it that we citizens were going to sit down
and discuss that together?

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We must be protected from the bad guys .Those that seek to destroy our way of life.

Soothing of those insecurities is the only way this insanity will stop.
Forming a One world government is the only hope for Humanity.

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I’m fairly certain I know what the “A” in your screen nick stands for.

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“The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance.This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not victory over Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.” - George Orwell

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Proof of what America is really about: war profiteering and full spectrum dominance of the globe. People can be replaced by robots, those that aren’t robots already. Useful only as slaves for our Confederate masters. We have entered our “Third Reich” stage.

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They’ve formed a “one world government” ages ago. Now, all we have to do is take it off of “our” autocratic duopoly?

~https://greenwald.substack.com/p/bidens-choice-for-pentagon-chief

~https://newrepublic.com/article/160481/neal-katyal-depravity-big-law

~https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/12/04/1013068/algorithms-create-a-poverty-trap-lawyers-fight-back/

~https://finance.yahoo.com/news/biden-is-forming-a-business-friendly-administration-195354255.html

I’m wondering just how long Evo Morales will survive our EV greenwashing virtue-signalling (California, for that matter?)

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Hi Hemp –

Evo Morales –
“If we want to save the planet earth to save life and humanity,
we are obliged to end the capitalist system”

Labor across the planet must unite – how do we begin – by putting up billboards
that make clear that it is not the American people who want to bomb them –

That we are all labor just as they are –

Where does the spreading of this hatred for others begin – let’s find it and stamp it out.
It’s what enables these wars. RACISM - FEAR – GREED

Those like Morales and others have left words strong enough for many billboards to
express our feelings – and maybe that is where we should begin?

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Mark – How are you missing the worldwide destruction of the planet by
corporations/Elites – their perpetual wars – their pollution and destruction
of all Nature –

and of course the enslavement of AA’s for cheap labor –

and oppression of so many others according to myths of racial “inferiority”?

You’re living on land here stolen from native people here – 112 million of them –
here 3,500 years.

Police MUST do their job as public servants – not as a GESTAPO – to assist protesters
and to keep them safe by removing those who come to the protests to commit violence
and looting. The racist attitudes Trump spreads are obviously as infectious as the virus.

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Yes. Except that the dems are not sheep. They are an active part of the war machine.

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