If America can find $716bn for the military, it can fund the Green New Deal | Rev William Barber and Phyllis Bennis

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If we redirected the trillions spent on fruitless wars, funding Medicare for All and a Green New Deal is perfectly realistic

At long last the political debate in the world’s richest country is vibrant with proposals that would help the most vulnerable in our society. And what do we hear in response? A growing chorus of naysayers.

Just pipe dreams” – that’s how the Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson referred to proposals for guaranteed jobs, Medicare for All, universal childcare, and the Green New Deal.

Military spending cuts are virtually never mentioned as an option for freeing up funds for social good instead of war

Related: A Green New Deal can give us the freedoms to allow humanity to flourish

The human toll of these wars is staggering. And the financial costs are breathtaking

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