Every time Democrats demand investments in our people, the ritual repeats. They always ask, “How are you going to pay for it? Whose taxes are going up?”
But when the House passed a $738 billion military spending bill this month, no one asked how we were going to pay for it.
It seems like we have unlimited money for bombs, drones, and tanks — but no money to house tens of thousands of homeless children and veterans. No money to afford nutritional assistance for struggling families ahead of the holidays.
This fight has never been about what we could or couldn’t afford — it’s always been about our priorities. Until our leaders are willing to stand up to the military industrial complex, we’ll keep leaving working families out in the cold.
Alexandria voted against the NDAA, because every tank produced, every drone launched, and every bomb dropped amounts to theft from someone who is hungry, who is without a home, or who is without an education.
This is taken from a fundraising e-mail we received. The portions about contributing were taken out.