To the editor:
Eight U.S. Senators voted against the massive $700 billion bloated military budget that even exceeded what President Trump actually asked for by some $40 billion (which is enough to fund free college education for everyone who wants it in this country for the next ten years).
Our Senators, Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, were not among the eight who voted against this unaudited, excessive military budget that exceeds the combined military budgets of most of the civilized world.
I called Markey’s and Warren’s offices to share my outrage at their vote. The youngsters who answer the phones do not know why the senators vote as they do. I await their comments on why they voted for it.
We are now facing a possible nuclear war as well as lethal global climate change, all of which is being almost completely ignored by people in DC. We need our “leaders” to show some courage and take a stand against this excess.
If you are as outraged as I am at their vote, please call and tell them. The youngsters who answered the phone did mention that the offices were receiving many calls about the vote. Go to Senator Warren’s and Senator Markey’s websites and click on “contact” for their telephone numbers.
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