YES! - 60% of the budget already goes to the Pentagon, so the GOP has to make sure that the American war machine is well funded.
36% (13 votes)
NO! - We can no longer afford to pay for Empire. Ending our permanent war economy and investing in infrastructure is necessary!
64% (23 votes)
Total votes: 36

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arky12 2 years 46 weeks ago

Hard for me to pick either yes or no, but I think it'll be a huge standoff in the House if not the Senate. With wars winding down, we need to scale back on military spending in general and private military forces in particular. Closing a lot of bases could help tremendously. Time to bring the money home and work on our infrastructure so we have something left in this country to defend, besides the obvious, our people.

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