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State Democratic "Leaders" Push For "National Scandal" to Come to Vermont

 

By William Boardman  --   Reader Supported News

 


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Vermont city to consider protecting neighbors from Air Force F-35 attack

With Vermont's highest elected officials still deep in Defense Dept. denial over the disaster that is the Air Force's F-35 strike fighter, a local city council threatens to bring some military sanity to Vermont (but nowhere else) by exercising its landlord right to reject as a tenant a weapon of mass destruction that will wreak havoc on the local neighborhood. 

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This initiative comes from four members of Vermont's Progressive Party on the Burlington City Council, who plan to introduce a resolution on October 7 effectively barring the F-35 from being based in the middle of Vermont's most populated area. In contrast, Vermont's official "leadership," almost all Democrats, still thinks basing nuclear-capable warplanes in a Vermont community is a dandy idea. 

 

Whatever they say -- which is next to nothing -- Vermont's governor, two Senators, lone Congressmen, Burlington mayor, and most of the legislature remain effectively committed to a fool's errand on behalf of the military-industrial complex, one that will do nothing good for the vast majority of their constituents and will do real harm to many of them. These representatives consistently refuse to meet with their constituents for serious discussion of health, safety, cost, and other issues. This is what the breakdown of American representative democracy looks like up close. 

 

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John McCain calls F-35 fighter-bomber "worse than a disgrace" 

 

In Washington, at a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting on September 19, Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona was telling Pentagon officials that continuing cost overruns have made the F-35 the first trillion-dollar weapons program and "have made it worse than a disgrace".  it's still one of the great, national scandals that we have ever had, as far as the expenditure of taxpayers' dollars are concerned."  

 

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