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Letter: We're going to fund a Space Force but not universal healthcare?

Vice President Mike Pence recently announced the military would be adding a sixth branch called Space Force. This is so the United States can be militarily dominant in outer space.

Of course he didn't mention the cost of this, but I'm sure it will be billions if not trillions of dollars.

But the people of the United States don't have universal healthcare.

Big corporations and the wealthy were just given a huge tax cut — one that will add an estimated $1.5 trillion to the federal debt.

But the people in the United States don't have universal healthcare.

We seem to have a blank check when it comes to military and war. First of all, our military isn't defending us from anyone. Our military is attacking and destroying countries that have done nothing to us, all in the name of "protecting our interests." Those "interests" would be corporate interests — oil companies, mining companies, banks, weapons manufacturers, etc. These are the same corporations who just got a huge tax cut.

But the people of the United States don't have universal healthcare.

A Senate committee just approved a gift of $38 billion over 10 years to be given to Israel — a foreign country.

But the people in the United States don't have universal healthcare. Israel has had universal healthcare since 1995.

Since both Senate candidates are currently holding federal office, I would like both of them, along with John Hoeven, to explain to me why these scenarios are OK and what their plan is to fix it.

Richard lives in Kindred, N.D.

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