Friday, July 10, 2020

House Approves Huge Military Budget, More War in Afghanistan — Glenn Greenwald

Military spending and endless war are about the only matters on which there is bipartisan agreement in US politics, other than favoring capital as foundational to policy because "growth," and "a rising tide lifts all boats."

Think this will change in the next election if the Democrats win? Think long and hard on that one.

In the first place, the military-industrial complex is entrenched in the economies of all congressional districts, incentivizing representatives of the people not to rock the boat. This is not accidental. It even has a name — "pork."

Secondly, the campaign donations needed for political campaigns come from the ownership class, because that is where the money is. Noting is going to change without meaningful campaign finance reform, ending lobbying, and locking the revolving door between government and the private sector.

Nathaniel Lee


Matt Franko said...

Matt Franko said...


“Washington(CNN) The Trump administration is close to finalizing a decision to withdraw more than 4,000 troops from Afghanistan by the fall, according to two administration officials.

The move would reduce the number of troops from 8,600 to 4,500 and would be the lowest number since the very earliest days of the war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001.

It would pave the way for a US exit which President Donald Trump remains determined to achieve.“

Only trump deranged partisan democrats (like Tom and the other unprofessional biased political hack MMT people) could overlook this ...

Peter Pan said...

Fox News will be on it... in the fall.