The January/February issue of Mother Jones has an article “Can’t Touch This: The wars are winding down. It’s the age of sequester. So why won’t the Pentagon live within its means?”. The article lists examples of the tremendous waste in the Pentagon budget and identifies Senator Patty Murray as one of the key liberal hawks (“Democrats who want more money for the military but aren’t keen on domestic cuts”).
The National Defense Authorization Act bill negotiated by Rep. Adam Smith and passed by the House Dec 11, 2019 (377 to 48) was an almost total sellout to the the MIC and the Republicans. The NY Times article House Passes $738 Billion Military Bill With Space Force and Parental Leave says: Mr. Trump appeared to […]
At the state party meeting in Pasco last weekend, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee passed a resolution calling for Rep. Adam Smith, Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, to work to lower military spending. The resolution’s THEREFORE clause reads: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, call on […]