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How U.S. Presidential Candidates Answer 20 Basic Questions

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1. What would you like the U.S. discretionary budget to look like? With 60% now going to militarism, what percentage would you like that to be?

Mike Gravel: Cut military spending by 50%.

Howie Hawkins: Cut military spending by 50%.

Bernie Sanders: Cut military spending by an unknown amount.

Marianne Williamson: Convert to a peaceful economy over 10 to 20 years.

Andrew Yang: Cut military spending by an unknown amount; move 10% to military-like infrastructure force.

Julian Castro: Website provides no positions on anything other than immigration and relations with Central America.

Tulsi Gabbard: One website provides no positions on anything, another doesn't say. We can look to her voting record. She has voted against cutting the military budget.

Elizabeth Warren: Website doesn't say. She has voted for enormous military budgets.

Pete Buttigieg: Website provides no positions on anything.

Beto O'Rourke: Website doesn't say.

Kamala Harris: Website provides no positions on anything. She has voted for enormous military budgets.

Joe Biden: Isn't running.

Amy Klobuchar: Website provides no positions on anything. She has voted for enormous military budgets.

Donald Trump: Proposes to move yet more funding from almost everything else into military spending, boosting the latter to roughly 65% of federal discretionary spending across departments, not counting another 7% for Veterans Affairs.

Cory Booker: Website provides no positions on anything. He has voted for enormous military budgets.

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