O'Malley agreed we should heed Dr. King's warning that a nation that spends more on national defense than on programs of social uplift faces spiritual death. He also addressed concerns about profiteering from incarceration and war and spoke briefly about campaign finance reform.
Last May, I talked to former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley about nuclear weapons. He advocated reducing the number of nuclear weapons, which was great. This time I gave him more information on current plans to develop a new whole generation of nuclear delivery vehicles and warheads.
In response to a question about corporate cronyism, Martin O'Malley called for publicly financed elections and the over-turn of Citizens United. He also linked the concentration of wealth to policies which are harmful to the national interest.
Senator Bernie Sanders addresses massive waste within the complicated military industrial complex when asked about what he'll do to make the public interest a priority over private interest. "So if you wanted to ask me ‘Well gee, how much money do we spend on this? How much money do we spend on that?’ The truth is, in many ways nobody really knows that.”
Martin O'Malley wants to reduce the number of nuclear warheads in the U.S. arsenal, but seems to be under the faulty impression that "nuclear modernization" is a way to save money. Instead, it's a trillion dollar plan that will increase nuclear war-fighting capability and raise the nuclear threat.
Governor O'Malley was in Des Moines, IA at his newly opened campaign office on Saturday May 30th. The Iowa GUI team was there to ask him about for-profit prisons owning detention centers and how to take those who profit from immigrant detention out of the public policy making process.