But taking even a cent from the military industrial complex is a big no-no. Unbelievably, the generals want even more money because they want to be able to "counter Russia and China" They need every last copper coin to kill people who make the equivalent of 200 copper coins a day. There was some writer dude who wrote a book that explained why empires wage war... if only I could...
"The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labour. A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle, the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects, and its object is not victory over Eurasia or Eastasia, but to keep the very structure of society intact." -George Orwell, 1984
But back to contemporary American politics (god help us all) Nancy is nearing the end of her life, what does it mater if she doesn't fight for her voting constituents? Who cares if the planet is spiraling into a death cycle as late stage capitalism is stoking the flames of fascism across the globe write large? Not Nancy Pelosi, she'll be free of this mortal coil soon enough. As Pelosi stated very clearly last year when asked if she thinks the Democrats should move towards socialism because more than half of millennials are sick of this hell zone:
"We're capitalist's that's just the way it is." - Nancy Pelosi
As we can see, that really sums up everything wrong with the democratic party. We can't tackle climate change, or health care, or endless war when at the end of the day everything is being done for profit and not for human needs. Its going to take massive amounts of people pressuring the democratic party and their donors with demonstrations and walk outs and strikes if we want to see anything but Mad Max as a future.
We have a few super Stars in congress on our side, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ro Khana, Bernie Sanders, and about ten more blessed souls who we will need in our struggle against the forces of capital. But we're always going to be outnumbered in congress as long as money controls the system, that's why its ultimately going to fall upon us ordinary folk to do anything.
Call your representative, demand that paygo go the way of the dodo-bird, careening off a cliff into the loving embrace of extinction.