Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed a sweeping 10% cut to the military’s budget, saying the money could be invested instead in education, healthcare and poverty reduction.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: “If the horrific pandemic we are now experiencing has taught us anything, it is that national security is not just building bombs, missiles, jet fighters, tanks, submarines, nuclear warheads and other weapons of mass destruction.”
Sanders spoke on the floor of the Senate on Thursday on the same day President Trump visited a shipyard in Wisconsin, where he boasted about the administration’s “colossal” military spending.
President Donald Trump: “We’ve totally rebuilt the military, two-and-a-half trillion dollars. And some people would say, 'Well, that's out of the budget.’ I said, 'Let me tell you something: There is no budget when it comes to our military.'”
The Pentagon’s budget is larger than the next 11 nations combined.