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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Your coverage seems to only be constructed to denigrate President Trump. He may not satisfy the criteria for nomination to Sainthood, but he seems to be the Lone Ranger chasing down and shooting at the bad-guys and weeding them out of the Deep State.

A big test for Trump will be if he manipulates things around to pardon Assange. His base will abandon him if he doesn't.

But hey, you did a good job on this too-early-to-tell line up. Thank you.

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Thanks for doing the research and keeping us informed on these life and death issues. Results more or less as expected, Am disappointed with Tulsi Gabbard's voting record. Damn! Can't we trust ANYBODY??

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