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.