New Military Spending Bill Expands Empire But Forbids Debate on War

1-Dees - Exxon Mobil troops While the neo-cons keep pushing the lie that the military budget is shrinking under the Obama Administration, the opposite is true. As the CATO Institute pointed out recently, President George W. Bush’s average defense budget was $601 billion, while during the Obama administration the average has been $687 billion. This bill is just another example of this unhealthy trend. Next year’s military spending plan keeps the US on track toward destruction of its economy at home while provoking new resentment over US interventionism overseas. It is a recipe for disaster. Let’s hope for either a presidential veto, or that on final passage Congress rejects this bad bill. http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2015/05/17/new-military-spending-bill-expands-empire-but-forbids-debate-on-war/#.VVn64UPmQBw.email

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