I despise the MIC, war, and weapons. I wish none of it existed.
I’m not an expert - on the surface I disagree with Bernie about it being in VT but as he said it will be somewhere. Cop out - maybe. Realistic - maybe. Bernie does think we spend too much on the military and it should be cut - he states that in the text of the link I posted previously. He stated it last night, too, and apparently 1.7 million people heard it. That’s a good thing. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-economic-inequality-town-hall-million-viewers_us_5ab08fb6e4b0e862383ab6b4
And now, he is part of the topic of this article and has this: Senate Joint Resolution 54 - sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah).
Here’s another article part 1 of 4 discussing the pros and cons the F-35 issue in VT.
From Part 3 of 4:
""Ice cream magnate Ben Cohen said Thursday he will be driving around Burlington beginning at noon on Saturday with a huge mobile-mounted sound system designed to simulate the roar of an F-35 taking off.
“The problem is that people can’t imagine the severity of this jet blast,” said the co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s. “You read the words and it says ‘115 decibels,’ but nobody has any idea what that means. It’s more than hearing, its feeling. My understanding is it’s a very visceral experience with troubling health effects.”
While Pomerleau diverges from Sanders on many matters, he applauds the senator’s support for the F-35. Cohen, meanwhile, who stumped across the country on behalf of Sanders during his 2016 presidential bid, said he’s disappointed with his friend’s outlook on this issue.
“I agree with and support Bernie 99 percent of the time,” Cohen said. “This happens to be the one issue that we disagree on.”"
Even his most ardent supporters don’t always agree with him.