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Bush signs $162 billion war spending bill

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posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 01:20 PM
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Bush signs $162 billion war spending bill


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By BEN FELLER – 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush on Monday signed legislation to pay for the war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of his presidency and beyond, hailing the $162 billion plan as a rare product of bipartisan cooperation.

The legislation will bring to more than $650 billion the amount Congress has provided for the Iraq war since it began more than five years ago. For operations in Afghanistan, the total is nearly $200 billion, according to congressional officials.

"Our nation has no greater responsibility than supporting our men and women in uniform — especially since we're at war," Bush said. "This is a responsibility all of us in Washington share, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans."

The package approved by Congress includes a doubling of GI Bill college benefits for troops and veterans. It also provides a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits, $2.7 billion in emergency flood relief for the Midwest, and tens of billions of dollars for food aid, anti-drug enforcement, Louisiana levee repairs and many other items.

The bill will fund the wars well into next year, when their fate will be in the hands of Bush's successor.
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posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 01:20 PM
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This is sick how he is using the guise of supporting our troops and officers in uniform to urge this spending. I have seen article after article appear on ATS and the news today regarding war with Iraq. If this doesn't seal the deal, I don't know what does.

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[edit on 6/30/2008 by Mad_Hatter]



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 05:58 PM
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Thank God we voted in the Democrats to end this war and stop the funding. They seem to being doing a fine job of serving the American people. I guess it could have been a lot more if they weren't in the last throes of the insurgency and that Iraqi oil wasn't funding the effort. At what point will we Americans say enough? The Republicans had their chance and failed us. So we voted in the Democrats, and they have failed us. If this doesn't expose the Republican/ Democrat fraud, it's because you just don't want to see it. We Americans have a chance to send a message in this election. Only the naive and gullible will continue to vote for these arrogant politicians. Republicans + Democrats = -$9 trillion.

It's odd how keeping our troops in a hostile, deadly area where they aren't wanted, against the wishes of the majority of Americans and the majority of the world, somehow is equal to supporting them. It's kind of like when they tell us we go to war to achieve peace. In both cases, they are opposites.



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 06:31 PM
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It's sad. This will only drive the economy into deeper turmoil.

Where does he get the money for all this war spending when our economy is in the slumps? We borrow from China and others, of course.



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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So thats another $533 tax per person whether old or infant in the US ;-P

$160 billion divided by 300 million ;-P

Its a good time to be an ilegal imigrant ;-P

They've just become $533 better off ;-P



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