Pentagon

By: John on August 20, 2015
Jeb Bush agreed that there is a lot of waste in defense procurement and cited the F-35 as an example (not that he opposes it as a weapons system). He also stated that procurement reform is a must, and added that he’d look into requiring performance bonds from defense contractors.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on August 17, 2015
Carly Fiorina Iowa State Fair Corporate Cronyism Military Industrial Complex 8-17-15
While walking to eat Iowa Sweet Corn during the Iowa State Fair, Carly Fiorina is asked about crony capitalism in the military industrial complex where military officials go through the revolving door into the private sector and receive more government contracts. Fiorina says we need to have “strongest military on the face of the planet” and we need to reform bureaucracy and crony capitalism within the military and Defense department, but doesn’t say how.
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By: Elizabeth on August 4, 2015
Scott Walker at Theo's Pizza
I asked Scott Walker about what we can do to ensure our foreign policy reflects the interests of people and not corporations. He deflected the question and spoke about keeping our troops safe. I brought the conversation to restaurant patrons and news reporters.
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By: Olivia Zink on July 31, 2015
Bernie Sanders cites Eisenhower's warning about the power of the Military Industrial Complex and calls for the end to the revolving door between high military offices and jobs lobbying for corporations that make weapons.
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By: Arnie Alpert on July 31, 2015

People power can overcome corporate power, end the "Governing under the Influence" system, and reduce the power of the military-industrial complex.  That was the message delivered by Arnie Alpert at the Stamp Stampede rally in front of the NH State House on July 30, 2015.  

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By: Eric Zulaski on July 21, 2015
John Kasich at Rivier
Several bird dogs prompted John Kasich to discuss immigrant detention, money in politics, and the political influence of Pentagon contractors. He said undocumented immigrants are Americans and should not be held in detention for crossing the border; billionaires should not drive the political process; and on spending for vehicles to deploy a nuclear payload, he asked "How many nuclear weapons does it take to ruin your entire day and to destroy your whole country? Why do we need to do this?"
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By: Judy on July 17, 2015
Scott Walker and Judy
Scott Walker views Iran’s potential nuclear capacity as a justification for expanded spending on US nuclear weapons.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on July 14, 2015
Iowa Caucus Field of Dreams Corporate Power

Candidates are dreaming to become president in a crowded field.  Iowans are questioning the reality of corporate money corrupting the dreams of Americans.  I had one-on-one conversations with Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Sen. Lindsey Graham during a two day trip in Sioux City.

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By: Kathleen McQuillen on July 13, 2015
Kathleen Mcquillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, attended Senator Marco Rubio's event with volunteers in Des Moines and was able to ask a question about the military industrial complex and it's relation to Governing Under the Influence.
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By: Eric Zulaski on July 6, 2015
Discussing the revolving door between government and corporations, presidential candidate George Pataki said that it's more than elected officials we need to be concerned with.
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