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“On Capitol Hill, I'm seeing more and more in Congress, left and right,” Nader told “The Fine Print.” “It was a vote in the House over a year ago over the NSA snooping, it almost broke through … so we're beginning to see formulations that once they click together, they're unstoppable.”
Nader was referring to a vote in July 2013 over a measure known as the Amash Amendment that would have curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect bulk phone call data. The measure narrowly failed by 12 votes, in part due to a concerted White House lobbying effort on Capitol Hill.
“You want a dull campaign? Try Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton in 2016,” Nader said. “It'll only be exciting for people who are interested in dynasties and personalities.”
"[Bush officials] were considered war criminals by many people. Now, Barack Obama is committing the same crimes," the former presidential candidate said. "In fact, worse ones in Afghanistan. Innocents are being slaughtered, we are creating more enemies, he is violating international law."
It’s not a secret that war and conflict lead to profit in certain industries. At least one company, a new report suggests, is entirely dependent on funding from the federal government for its involvement in Afghanistan. The company, DynCorp International, makes 96% of its revenue from government contracts, primarily in efforts to rebuild Afghanistan.
originally posted by: benrl
Dynastic reign has no place in America.
The fact that the vote might be between a BUSH and a CLINTON, should have the people up in arms.
originally posted by: the owlbear
It's been there since the beginning. John Adams-John Quincy Adams, the Harrisons, Roosevelts, Kennedys (Bobby would have won in a landslide, Ted was a lifelong senator), Lincoln's son was in Washington in several roles, the Bush's, Ron Paul and his son...
Not all may have exclusively been chief executive, but it's been here since day one.