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Biden signs $768.2 billion defense spending bill into law

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as well as the inclusion of a provision that bars dishonorable discharges for service members who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.

Excellent! That is totally unnecessary to try to ruin someone’s life over. They don’t want to get vaccinated and you don’t want unvaccinated people? then just let them leave. Why are you trying to take peoples education and medical benefits they earned?

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The government is spending 628 bill, yet can't provide decent housing for veterans..

Arnold Schwarzenegger donates $250,000 to buy 25 new tiny homes for veterans

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10344437/amp/Arnold-Schwarzenegger-donates-250k-25-new-tiny-homes-homeless-veterans.html

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AlexToday 01:27 pm JST

The government is spending 628 bill, yet can't provide decent housing for veterans..

Need to channel money to Lockheed, Boeing, and friends. Housing for veterans, who's going to profit of it ? Local contractors?! It's useless !

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Why are you trying to take peoples education and medical benefits they earned?

The type of discharge they should get is an Other Than Honorable (OTH) and it absolutely should either eliminate (or reduce) educational benefits, and any non-service connected injury medical care, you believe they earned.

The order to get vaxxed is a lawful order. Same with every other immunization that servicemembers get as needed (Anthrax, etc.). You can't simply allow individual servicemembers to decide what lawful orders they won't comply with and then provide them with the full benefits that those who've honorably completed their full terms of enlistment, and receive an Honorable Discharge, also get.

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The government is spending 628 bill, yet can't provide decent housing for veterans.

As veterans, do we all get a government provided house? Cool.

If you were to say that government can't provide decent housing for active servicemembers, I'll line up right next to you and give you hundreds of examples of that being the case, even though those examples are NOT the standard...but the exception. The recent clusterfark in Hawaii is only the most recent example of DOD failure on this issue.

But there is no inference, either at recruitment or throughout one's service, that the government will provide decent housing for VETERANS.

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Unnecessary spending of money in a country that it does not invest in culture or education or in means to improve the standard of living of its people, that is socially crumbling, with no guarantees of a decent life for its minorities, people left homeless, poverty growing, suicides increasing, lost war on drugs, gun violence, police brutality, people bankrupt due to a corrupt medical system, mediocre education system, decaying infrastructure and poorly paid jobs..

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Republicans, meanwhile, touted success in blocking an effort to add women to the draft, as well as the inclusion of a provision that bars dishonorable discharges for service members who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.

How can people who still vote for this medieval party??, maybe because they think and act like them..

Excellent! That is totally unnecessary to try to ruin someone’s life over. They don’t want to get vaccinated and you don’t want unvaccinated people? then just let them leave. Why are you trying to take peoples education and medical benefits they earned?

You celebrate a political party that is incapable of helping its own veterans, republican logic, Lol..

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Agreed. - Just when some of that money could have been spent on providing necessary healthcare for all U.S. citizens and improving education! For example, look at this run on sentence:

“Unnecessary spending of money in a country that it does not invest in culture or education or in means to improve the standard of living of its people, that is socially crumbling, with no guarantees of a decent life for its minorities, people left homeless, poverty growing, suicides increasing, lost war on drugs, gun violence, police brutality, people bankrupt due to a corrupt medical system, mediocre education system, decaying infrastructure and poorly paid jobs..”

And, always the double-punctuation: is it intended as a ‘shortened’ ellipsis ? - Well maybe, at least, the U.S. got this part ‘right’:

The law also has provisions barring goods produced by forced Uyghur labor in China…” -
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Never mind the poor or health care, feeding the ARM industries are more important, dem or rep will have to line their pockets.

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America spends more on defence than the next five countries added together.

America does spend the most, but we don't really know how much China truly spends. It's not like China readily allows people to check

All of Bidens chest puffing is the foundation for paying back the lobbies, contributors and partners in his global crime. He cares NOTHING for the worlds citizenry... only the ignorant sheep that blindly follow.

Biden actually wanted to spend less

"The $768.2 billion price tag marks $25 billion more than Biden initially requested from Congress"

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