Sanders Calls On Congress To Finally Pay For Their Wars By Taxing The Rich

By RYAN DENSON, Addicting Info – Two facts you might not know: Congress isn’t required to pay for any of their spending in the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) and because of the sequester, our war fund isn’t subjected to any budgetary caps. In other words, paying for war is literally like handing over a blank check. Spend however much you want, when you want, and don’t worry about covering it or offsetting it. Talk about fiscal responsibility. Somehow we can’t afford Meals on Wheels or Head Start, but when it comes to funding our very expensive military operations? Eh. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and current Democratic candidate for the 2016 presidential election, is telling Republicans in Congress to literally put their money where their mouths are and fully fund their expensive and hawkish agenda. Calling it a “war tax,” the socialist progressive is putting forth an amendment in the National Defense Authorization...

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