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Adolfo Mena Gonzalez
12-25-2010, 07:51 PM
While the MSM did a media blitz on DADT, they totally covered up the fact that so so called Anti-War Party passed the largest military budget in American History
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The US House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved the $725 billion military appropriations bill for 2011, by far the largest single military spending bill in the history of mankind.

The 341-48 vote saw vast majorities of both parties supporting it, and was referred to by officials as a “stripped down” version, despite its impossibly large pricetag. In addition to its budget busting expense, the bill also solidified the ban on closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

The bill now moves on to the lame duck Senate, where it is expected to face at least some resistance around the Gitmo ban and a scramble to even have a vote in the waning days before it goes into recess.

Some officials expressed disappointment with the $725 billion in spending, not because it was so much, but because it actually didn’t include every major expense people were hoping to shoehorn into it. In that regard, it seems the Obama Administration may be facing the prospect of an “emergency” appropriation bill at some point next year that will push the already record bill even closer to a trillion dollars.



Link Here:http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/17/house-overwhelmingly-approves-new-725-billion-military-spending-bill/

Humanae Libertas
12-25-2010, 08:53 PM
154 fiscally "responsible" Republicans voted' Yay'. And guess what? There's another 60+ coming this January!! Woo hooo for keeping the status quo!

FSP-Rebel
12-25-2010, 09:48 PM
I'm thrilled about this don't cha know..

libertybrewcity
12-25-2010, 10:16 PM
tsk tsk republicans...

Reason
12-26-2010, 04:01 AM
Gfg

Dark_Horse_Rider
12-26-2010, 04:20 AM
Mehh Wee Kwismess ! ! !

awake
12-26-2010, 07:32 AM
You have a one party system, it is called the war and welfare party; the no party system; regardless of which team member you vote for you get more of these two things each and every time. What's more, nearly everyone is a party man looking to solidify the party in their own interests.There are a few individual exceptions as you all well know, but notwithstanding these instances, it is 'steady as she goes' progression towards full socialism via the regulatory bureaucracy route.

messana
12-26-2010, 07:42 AM
Happy Holidays from the Federal Government.

messana
12-26-2010, 07:45 AM
this 'economy' is so fucked.

Kludge
12-26-2010, 07:46 AM
154 fiscally "responsible" Republicans voted' Yay'. And guess what? There's another 60+ coming this January!! Woo hooo for keeping the status quo!

This is the biggest reason I don't see any point in the Tea Party movement. There's simply no dialogue on war spending - most of which isn't even laid out in the budget, but added throughout the year to try hiding how costly it is. How can anyone consider themselves fiscally conservative when they're willing only to increase expenditure on an item which consumes half the budget? Forget welfare -- the USG KILLS people and allocates more money to that job than building infrastructure or providing necessities to its own citizens. It's hard to even call the US a socialist nation because true socialists are at least consistently anti-war.

osan
12-26-2010, 08:53 AM
Bohica!

sailingaway
12-26-2010, 09:26 AM
They pretty much hid the filibuster revision/ban in Christmas as well. This is a habit of theirs. Last year on Christmas Eve, Obama by unConstitutional 'executive order' guaranteed fannie freddie to unlimited amounts as well, even though all revenue bills must start in the HOUSE according to the Constitution. They don't want people focusing on this until it is too late to raise a stink about and Rinos like Graham, McCain and McConnell can say 'gee, we had no idea you'd have a problem with this....' If the GOP FOUGHT the filibuster change it wouldn't happen. Dems are too subject to having it imposed on them. Those who vote to change the filibuster must be voted out, but the GOP can VOTE against it without really fighting it with determination. To beat it they'd have to say if the nuclear option is passed, nothing else is passing, and make it stick. They HAVE done this on other occasions