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Tue. Jun 18th, 2019

So Much for Denuclearization

The president signed a record-setting $716 billion military spending bill today with $21 billion allocated for nuclear weapons programs. 

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120407-N-ZZ999-015 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 7, 2012) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN 782) conducts alpha trials in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat/Released)

The president signed a record-setting $716 billion military spending bill today with $21 billion allocated for nuclear weapons programs.

The spending bill also allocates $65 million for a brand new submarine-launched, low-yield nuclear weapon.

It will mark an $82 billion increase over the current fiscal year.

Ironically, the bill is named after Arizona Senator John McCain, with whom the president has vehemently disagreed on more than one occasion.

The president traveled to Fort Drum in New York to sign the bill. It is apparently the earliest a president has signed an annual policy bill into law in more than four decades.

The $82 billion increase in military spending comes as a study funded by the infamous Koch brothers showed that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan would actually lower health costs while raising wages.

Senior Research Strategist Charles Blahous with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University admitted that Sanders’ plan would lower overall healthcare spending by a whopping $482 billion and would save $1.5 trillion in administrative costs.

That’s a total reduction of $2 trillion between 2022 and 2031 as compared to current spending.

And yet, while the president signs off on an extra $82 billion in military spending, he and his administration would have you believe that we as a nation cannot afford universal healthcare.

Iron Triangle Press will continue to follow this topic.

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