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Defense spending is America's cancerous bipartisan consensus

Jul 18, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

You often hear that in these polarized times, Republicans and Democrats are deadlocked on almost everything. But the real scandal is what both sides agree on. The best example of this might be the defense budget. Last week, the Democratic House, which Republicans say is filled with radicals, voted to appropriate $733 billion for 2020 defense spending. The Republicans are outraged because they - along with President Trump - want that number to be $750 billion. In other words, on the largest item ...