In a 351-66 vote, the House of Representatives has passed their version of the 2019 military spending bill, the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA intends to spend $717 billion in the next fiscal year on the military, wars, and nuclear arms.
This is another substantial increase in military spending, broadly supported within both parties. Only 7 Republicans voted against the bill, while Democrats were a bit more split on the matter. Either way, amendments intended to limit nuclear weapons spending or the like were roundly defeated.
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WHAT "national defense"? The only people attacking us are the drug cartels and the bankers, none of whom will be meaningfully targeted, let alone defeated, using that $717 billion.
We are chasing fairy tales (e.g., Russian collusion) while flushing our economic future right down the toilet. There is NO ONE in DC (with the possible exception of Senator Rand Paul) who seems to have our best interests in mind.