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'Unconscionable': House Committee Adds $37 Billion to Biden's $813 Billion Military Budget | The proposed increase costs 10 times more than preserving the free school lunch program that Congress is allowing to expire "because it's 'too expensive,'" Public Citizen noted.

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Compromise by just hiding the free lunch program in the NDAA where it will get zero push back. Win-win.

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· 3 mo. ago · edited 3 mo. ago
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Make it a military mandate to make sure every person is defended from our enemy, hunger.

*edit While we're at it let's mandate the Department of Homeland security must make sure everyone has a home to secure.

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Call it "warfighter readiness" because kids who starve won't be able to join the military.

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This is exactly why they started tying it to the farm bill every year

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Feeding future soldiers to grow their minds and muscles!

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· 3 mo. ago
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"Need to feed potential future soldiers!"

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I do believe that feeding school children is a matter of national security.

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· 3 mo. ago · edited 3 mo. ago
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Surprised no one has posted Eisenhower here.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

Full speech: https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/dwighteisenhowercrossofiron.htm

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And that's coming from a career military man. A 5-star General for heavens sake.

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· 3 mo. ago

What source I want to make a post on my page and when they call me a socialist I want to link this.

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The irony of course is that Eisenhower, as much as anyone else, was responsible for the entrenchment of the military complex. Still a salient point though.

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Solution: fire rockets at the poor. Poverty solved at zero extra cost 😎

(/s in case it wasn't really bleedin' obvious!)

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The scale of the US military industrial complex was relatively bigger back then so Eisenhower saying it when it was 3 times higher as a % of GDP isn't the same thing. Post WWII military complex is what he was talking about.

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