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senate Bill S. 312

Cutting Off Funding for Missiles Until INF Treaty Withdrawal is Studied

Argument in favor

A potential U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty is a major decision that’d have consequences not just for the U.S., but for the entire global order. Such a decision needs to be carefully considered — and requiring a report to Congress on this question is a step towards ensuring that happens.

Dicr's Opinion
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02/02/2019
IQ45 is compromised. He has not separated himself from his businesses and the few sanctions he allowed to take effect on Russia are being lifted after just four months. This administration can not be trusted to do what’s best for American.
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Ken's Opinion
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02/02/2019
Sounds to me that this administration would rather face consequences of a nuclear offensive rather than to seek less destructive bilateral agreements. It takes a bigger man to make peace that to make war.
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Jeanne's Opinion
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02/02/2019
45 is putin’s puppet. All must stop until the withdrawal from the treaty is fully investigated. I think Mueller needs to look into this.
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Argument opposed

There’s already ample debate within both the administration and Congress as to the right decision on the future of the INF Treaty. Our allies, especially those in NATO, have also been outspoken with their opinions on this issue. A Congressional report isn’t needed to ensure this decision is carefully considered.

B.R.'s Opinion
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02/02/2019
The bottom line is that Russia is not complying with INF Treaty. This has been a well known fact for years. Unfortunately, prior administrations did nothing about it, as if to say, if we ignore it, it will go away. The first step to correct an ineffective Treaty is to outwardly acknowledge it and take the necessary steps to rectify. This bill is premature.
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Fred's Opinion
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02/02/2019
Mutual assured destruction. As ugly as that sounds it’s what keeps us safe. Just us not building weapons won’t stop others from building them
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Gopin2020's Opinion
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02/02/2019
Figures that a Democrat came up with stupid shi* like this. Our national defense isn’t up for debate, Democrats fiddle while Rome burns, not Trump! The most modernization of our missiles , Army, Navy, Air Forces and Coast Guard is our foremost priority. #MAGA
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    IQ45 is compromised. He has not separated himself from his businesses and the few sanctions he allowed to take effect on Russia are being lifted after just four months. This administration can not be trusted to do what’s best for American.
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    The bottom line is that Russia is not complying with INF Treaty. This has been a well known fact for years. Unfortunately, prior administrations did nothing about it, as if to say, if we ignore it, it will go away. The first step to correct an ineffective Treaty is to outwardly acknowledge it and take the necessary steps to rectify. This bill is premature.
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    Sounds to me that this administration would rather face consequences of a nuclear offensive rather than to seek less destructive bilateral agreements. It takes a bigger man to make peace that to make war.
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    45 is putin’s puppet. All must stop until the withdrawal from the treaty is fully investigated. I think Mueller needs to look into this.
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    It’s unprecedented, but there’s no reason to trust this president’s motives or explanations. It’s now up to coequal branches of government to justify this withdrawal to the American people and ensure it is really in our interests. It’s because this White House has no credibility that we need protective action from members of our government who know what they’re doing and have our national interests in mind.
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    Mutual assured destruction. As ugly as that sounds it’s what keeps us safe. Just us not building weapons won’t stop others from building them
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    Trump will keep withdrawing from treaties and agreements and endanger us more each day he rules over us. It looks like Congress is powerless and worthless to protect us. The world will be a more dangerous place because of this president. To borrow one of his words, “Sad.”
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    Withdrawing from the treaty is a bad idea. If we withdraw, then Russia is free to develop whatever nuclear weapons they want, which affects every part of the US, not to mention all our allies elsewhere in the world. And if the US and Russia no longer agree to nuclear disarmament, then who are we to wag a finger at North Korea’s nuclear development program? And if we’re allowing nuclear weapons, who’s to say that bioweapons won’t be next? “Russia’s already doing it, so we want to do it, too!” is apparently all the excuse needed to back out of any treaty involving them. Look, morons: the more weapons you have and develop, the more reasons you’ll find to “need” to use them. And the more reasons you have to “need” them, the more you’re going to make. And the more you make, the more likely you are to find reasons to “need” use them. It’s a vicious cycle that requires A LOT of effort to break, which is what Mr. Gorbachev and President Reagan came together and agreed to do in 1987. That was only three decades ago, and we’re already giving up on it? Start digging and stocking your nuclear bomb shelters, folks. It looks like they’re going to be needed fairly soon…
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    We need world peace now. Otherwise, nuclear missiles will end the human species. If Steve Jobs can invent the iphone, then we can invent world peace.
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    The US should not be the one to formally withdraw from this treaty. The world does not need another arms race. This bill will give Congress time to look into the issue.
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    Figures that a Democrat came up with stupid shi* like this. Our national defense isn’t up for debate, Democrats fiddle while Rome burns, not Trump! The most modernization of our missiles , Army, Navy, Air Forces and Coast Guard is our foremost priority. #MAGA
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    Trump is completely untrustworthy
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    For trump to threaten to pull out of the treaty Putin has already stated Russia will develop more intermediate range nuclear weapons. A clear threat to our European allies. Putin has been working to have Russian influence in Europe,and this move will accomplish exactly that.
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    Trump is a Russian asset.
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    We must yank TRUMP’S chain before he creates WWIII in his IGNORANCE and TEMPER FIT!
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    The Trump administration has given Russia what it wants without any attempt to hold them accountable for violating the INF Treaty. As Professor Tom Nichols of the Naval War College tweeted “Leaving INF Treaty is a gift to Russia” Trump claims he is a great negotiator but this surrender and withdrawal show real weakness not strength. We need to be holding Russia accountable instead walking away from confronting them about their INF Treaty violations!
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    The Trump Administration does things without thinking about the consequences for the country years down the road. What is the point of this? Who does this benefit besides Russia? This is the type of stuff that makes people question whether the US President is a Russian stooge.
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    Our Cold War-induced policies and agreements are ALL long overdue for a review and changes. We are in a new world, and our foreign policy should reflect the conditions of that new world. Our military spending and the local economies affected by redirecting our military spending away from old Cold War strategies need to be confronted and addressed directly. Change will mean pain for some, but part of our national foreign policy strategy should be to find ways to support those who will be adversely affected by those changes, not hiding our heads in the sand and continuing to act as if nothing has changed! We should use this opportunity to begin handling this situation properly!
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    Trump’s view of foreign affairs and the foreign threat level has been contradicted by EVERY director of intelligence in our government. His judgment cannot be trusted, and Congress needs to do its job of oversight.
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    What’s going on with the Plutonium that got shipped under our noses to Nevada??? It’s time to put a halt to this nefarious behavior. Congress needs to take control of this ”Out of Control” Administration!
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