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House approves $460B Pentagon budget

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posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 03:52 AM
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This fits in nicely with the August 5/6 prediction for a nuclear attack. I can't believe congress is giving the bozo this much money. It's absurd!!!!


By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 13 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - The House approved modest changes to President Bush's record Pentagon budget proposal early Sunday, but Democrats signaled plans to resume a more contentious debate over the Iraq war after the August recess.

The House's $459.6 billion version of the defense budget, approved on a 395-13 vote, would add money for equipment for the National Guard and Reserve, provide for 12,000 additional soldiers and Marines, and increase spending for defense health care and military housing.

The adjourned until after Labor Day minutes after the vote a little over an hour past midnight.

The White House criticized Democrats for cutting Bush's request and effectively transfering $3.5 billion of the money to domestic spending programs. It is likely the cuts will be restored this fall when Congress passes another wartime supplemental spending bill.

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posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 04:48 AM
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Why don't they just move the Dept of the Treasury into the Pentagon ? How long will it be before they are spending $1.5 trillion ?

I love it when reports produce these quality tidbits :


The measure provides money to build five ships — with a total cost of $3.7 billion — in addition to the seven requested by the Pentagon.


That's 12 ships right ? Just come out and say it already. And if you're going to bother mentioning that the Pentagon requested 7 ships why not mention where the other ships are going ?



The bill would provide $2.2 billion to cover a 3.5 percent pay raise for service members. The administration objects and says its recommended 3 percent pay increase is sufficient.


Um..ok mein fuhrer. WTF BushCo is mad because we want to give the troops more money ?

Way to support the troops DUBYA.



The defense legislation largely endorses Bush's plans for major weapons systems such as the next generation Joint Strike Fighter and the F-22 Raptor fighter jet, which has been beset by cost overruns.


Yes let's continue funding yet another out of control project. Make sure the thing cost like $1.5 billion a jet cause we love that part.

[edit on 5-8-2007 by discomfit]



posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by discomfit



The bill would provide $2.2 billion to cover a 3.5 percent pay raise for service members. The administration objects and says its recommended 3 percent pay increase is sufficient.


Um..ok mein fuhrer. WTF BushCo is mad because we want to give the troops more money ?

Way to support the troops DUBYA.


My thoughts exactly. That part of the article pissed me off more than any other part. Why don't we just all write a personal check each month to Bushy boy. At least that way he wouldn't have to lie about stealing our money.



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