Black Congressman Opposes Obama's $33 Billion to Continue Wars of Imperialist Conquest.
"Well, it’s never been clear to me that through war we can bring peace, especially when we’re the invaders, we’re the ones using drones. We’re causing civilian deaths to many people who would otherwise be more friendly to us. We’re creating the terrorists. This is not being lost on most of the people in the country now. Our constituents now want us out of both Afghanistan and Iraq, and what we’re doing now is forming a way to discuss this with our president in an effort to make him more comfortable with doing what most people want him to do and what we thought he was going to do in the first place, namely, to clearly disengage from the military, increase the diplomatic activity, and bring in some help in terms of food supplies, aid, and positive build up of these countries and to make as many friends as we can over there rather than this ninth year of what has now become a debacle in every respect." - Rep. John Conyers (D.-MI), chair of the House Judiciary Committee and co-chair of the Out of Afghanistan Caucus. More here.
So, the government can find $33 billion dollars to fund empire building, but can't find any money to extend unemployment benefits for thousands.