Military Industrial Complex

By: Kelly on January 25, 2016
After identifying herself as an Iraq war veteran, Kelly Dougherty asked Rand Paul about the role of private military contractors that profit from war and use their profits to lobby for more contracts. "Anybody who gets money from government in the form of a contract should be limited in what they can do to lobby to get more of our money," said Paul. "It would say in the contract, 'I agree not to lobby and give contributions to legislators.' I think you could limit special interests by contract, voluntary contract, when they do business with government."
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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on January 16, 2016
When asked about the Military Industrial Complex by GUI volunteer Marlu Abarca, Christie replies "I'll talk about that".
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By: Rebecca Aguilar on January 14, 2016
Bernie Sanders opposes the one trillion nuclear weapons plan and addresses wasteful spending in the Department of Defense. “I don’t know what the world looks like at the end of 2,000 nuclear weapons going off. I don’t know that you’ll need another 3,000. You know what we could do for education with 30 billion dollars a year?"
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By: Kevin Rutledge on January 13, 2016
Following Martin O'Malley's answers at the "Putting Families First" Presidential Forum in Des Moines, I asked him the one trillion dollar question on new nuclear weapons. He told me, “I’d like to see us reduce our nuclear arsenal... spend less money on the nuclear deterrence."
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By: Miranda Myers on January 12, 2016

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By: Will and Scott on January 12, 2016
Ted Cruz responded to a question about the trillion dollar nuclear arms buildup by endorsing an upgrade to all three "legs" of the nuclear triad. He also called for developing a missile defense system. But he thinks abolition of nuclear weapons can only be achieved in a fantasy world.
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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on January 7, 2016
When asked whether his cabinet would be free of people who made careers out of the revolving door between government service and service to corporate interests, Governor Mike Huckabee stated "To every degree I could."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on January 7, 2016
The Defense Logistics Agency wasted $7 billion on things they didn't need. Senator Marco Rubio said, "We need accountability in every form of government. Whoever mismanaged that money will be fired."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on January 6, 2016
When asked if Hillary Clinton opposes the $1 trillion nuclear weapons plan on a new generation of nuclear weapons systems that will enrich military contractors and set off a new global arms race, she said "Yeah I’ve heard about that. I’m going to look into that.That doesn’t make sense to me."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on January 6, 2016
Gov. Kasich was asked about President Eisenhower's warning of the military-industrial complex and it's excessive influence in politics. After mentioning his work in Congress to reduce B-2 bombers during Cold War and rebuilding military, "But we don’t need to rebuild it by doing things that just put money in somebody’s pocket and I’ve never done that in my lifetime."
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