Washington’s time has come to change national priorities and rethink the very structure of American society.
This statement was made by Democrat Bernie Sanders, whom the party ousted from the presidential race to promote Joe Biden.
According to Sanders, modern American reality is such that citizens have to survive in the country of social inequality, racism, police arbitrariness. Moreover, more recently, the list has replenished with a catastrophic epidemic and another economic crisis.
“In this regard, I was worried that for too long the Democrats and Republicans have been united in adopting incredibly high military budgets, while ignoring the needs of the poorest people in our society. If we are serious about changing our national priorities, there is no better place to start than a closer look at the $ 740 billion overblown military budget that is being prepared for a Senate vote this week, ” the Democrat said.
He emphasized that, adjusted for inflation, the United States spends more on military needs than at the height of the Cold War or the wars in Vietnam and Korea. Moreover, the Pentagon is the only federal agency that has not passed an independent audit when military corporations make huge profits.
Only 10% of the US military budget will help save the poorest communities across the country, the politician said. In this regard, he plans to amend the Law on the Approval of State Defense in order to reduce funding for the Pentagon by $ 74 billion.Looking at the riots in the US, Merkel called for a rethinking of Europe’s role in the world