Let’s get our priorities straight. Trillions of dollars for what?

In order to get the Republican-dominated Senate to approve the New START Treaty, Obama committed the U.S. to replacing ALL of the U.S.’s nuclear weapons (the bombs, the bombers, missiles, submarines, etc.) with expensive new ones. The cost is likely to be about $1.7 TRILLION during the foreseeable future.

In December 2017 Congress passed the Trump/Republican tax scam that is estimated to increase the U.S. deficit by a total of $3 TRILLION to $7 TRILLION in its first decade.

In 1941 the U.S. jumped into World War II and abruptly stopped huge parts of the civilian economy and started massive deficit spending for weapons and troops.

When these budget-busting extravagances passed Congress, very few Republicans or Democrats – and very few mainstream media people – asked, “How are we going to pay for that?”

But when progressives urge a “Green New Deal” or “Medicare for All,” many, many, many people in both political parties and throughout the media reject these truly necessary programs by asking “How are we going to pay for that?”

Why is cost a factor ONLY when a progressive plan is proposed?

Something is very fishy. Our bi-partisan Congress is fishy. Our mainstream news media are fishy. Ordinary Americans need to inform themselves, get more savvy, ask strategically smart questions, and refuse to accept bullshit for answers.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org