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Many of the new Democrats who will join the House of Representatives are former US military and CIA personnel. The Democrats made sure that they chose many of these types as candidates in order to 'compete' more effectively with the conservatives. But in the end I can't help but wonder if the newly elected Democrats will eagerly vote to continue our many wars around the world and our steroidal military budget.
How can the Democrats say they want to ensure health care for all, education funding, fix our crumbling infrastructure and at the same time keep feeding the war machine?