Independence, MO – Today, U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri and Marine veteran Lucas Kunce is calling for a ceasefire from a war-hungry defense lobby hellbent on putting our troops back on the battlefield.
“Defense contractors and Wall Street elites spent twenty years of war getting rich, and what do they have to show for it? $6 trillion wasted in U.S. taxpayer dollars. 6,000 U.S. troops dead. I know what this war cost because I was there,” said Kunce. “These war profiteers and their allies in Congress – both Democrats and Republicans – have had their twenty years of reckless spending. It’s time our politicians did the job we sent them to do by standing up for the troops who put their lives on the line for this country time and time again.
“When I’m in the U.S. Senate, I’ll criminalize war profiteering. We’re going to make it illegal for defense contractors to lobby members of Congress and outlaw them having any kind of impact on foreign policy. Places like Lockheed won’t be allowed to hire overpaid corporate lobbyists anymore. It will also be illegal for these war profiteering defense contractors to give money to politicians, ending the dollars to AUMF pipeline. Any politician or defense contractor found in violation of this rule should be put in jail. If you’re working for the people, then you work for all of them – not just the ultra wealthy who rarely send their kids to die in war.”
About Lucas Kunce
Lucas Kunce is a 13-year Marine veteran, National Security Expert, and Antitrust Advocate running to take U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s open seat in 2022. Lucas did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and later represented the United States in arms control negotiations with NATO and Russia. Since then, he’s been fighting the massive corporations and corrupt politicians who strip our communities for parts at the American Economic Liberties Project. Lucas lives in Independence, Missouri, and is a native of Cole County. To learn more about Lucas, visit https://lucaskunce.com/meet-lucas.