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Archive for December 15th, 2018

Saturday’s show: Obama care and Congress now Glenn Miller 1944 plus other stories

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We will look at the latest decision regarding ObamaCare……By the way enrollment is down because the plans are unaffordable……….Where do the Democrats go next with ObamaCare?……Senator Sanders and Congress declaring war………..Glenn Miller 1944………Happy # 76 Dave Clark……and other stories…….click to listen:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2018/12/16/obama-care-and-congress-now-glenn-miller-1944-plus-other-stories

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December 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Saturday’s video: The judge and Obama Care

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December 15, 2018 at 8:30 pm

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Bernie discovers that Congress declares wars

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Where was Senator Sanders when President Obama got us into Libya and expanded the war in Yemen?   I don’t know.

This week, Senator Sanders took the issue to the U.S. Senate floor:    

In the final weeks in the 115th Congress, Sanders has renewed his drive to put the crisis in Yemen on the agenda, and the senator and his allies could get a vote on ending US aid to the Saudis this week. 

As the Washington Post reports, “The expected vote on a measure to invoke the War Powers Resolution — likely to take place Wednesday or Thursday — will be the first test of whether the slaying of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi has broken Congress’s long-standing pattern of prioritizing the sanctity of the US-Saudi alliance through weapons sales and other cooperative military ventures over repeated, documented human rights violations.”

In a way, I agree with Senator Sanders.  

These “wars” should have been approved by Congress.  However, Senator Sanders is not exactly the best person to make such a case.  He certainly never said any of this when President Obama authorized drone strikes or expanded the wars in places like Yemen.

We have not had a war vote in the U.S. Congress since December, 1941.  Since then, we’ve been in a few wars without Congress voting up or down.  Since 9/11, we’ve used that resolution to go after terrorists in several countries.  I agree that we should go after them wherever, but it would be nice if Congress would vote on it.

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December 15, 2018 at 7:46 am