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Lindsay Koshgarian, program director for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, proposed cutting the military budget by more than $300 billion in order to finance Medicare for All.
“There’s lots of ways to cut costs that wouldn’t affect the quality of our national security,” Koshgarian told Yahoo Finance. “We identify tens of billions of dollars just through cutting needless bureaucratic waste.”
“You really need to look at what we’re using these things for,” she added. “We have, for instance, tens of thousands of troops in Germany and that is a holdover from World War Two. A lot of these bases that we have around the world are where established our presence and then we never leave. Of course, people cite security justifications for having those bases but no other country on earth has anywhere near the number of foreign military installations that we do.”