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    Re: House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    I am pretty sure I saw a story about this bill earlier today saying the Dems and Tea Partiers came together to try and strike it down. It includes the language I mentioned above about detaining American citizens indefinitely without warrant or probable cause under the War on Terror banner. Sad day when something like that gets approved......again.
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    So glad the Republicans honored the super commitee agreement....just be ready for part 2 of the "Honoring", which will entail cuts in virtually all programs most Americans use.

    First they force damage to our credit with a freakin' temper tantrum over debt limit...then they want massive cuts , and agree to defense when the dems agree to societal program cuts.

    Them they renig on defense and want deeper cuts elsewhere to compensate ....WTF.

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    Re: House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    Actually, defense spending was at 683.7 billion in 2010 and 711 billion in 2011. Just sayin.
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    Re: House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    Shockingly hypocritical and, frankly, unnecessary. Once you have enough nukes to kill all life on Earth, you're good. You've got that "mutually assured destruction" thing covered, so cool it, already.


    *whistles*

    No we don't. Sure about 2/3rds of these are underground, buttah all life on Earth was not wiped out.

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    Re: House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That's quite a spending increase. I do have one question here. Who controls the House?

    The answer: He who smelt it dealt it. Needless to say, I support Obama's threatened veto on all this pork.

    Article is here.
    642 billion....wow....we can easily slash 200bill off that and still be in good shape.

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    Re: House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post


    *whistles*

    No we don't. Sure about 2/3rds of these are underground, buttah all life on Earth was not wiped out.
    You get different results when you drop them on cities.
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    Re: House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That's quite a spending increase. I do have one question here. Who controls the House?

    The answer: He who smelt it dealt it. Needless to say, I support Obama's threatened veto on all this pork.

    Article is here.
    8 billion on about 634 billion or less than a 2% increase, that is a lot to you? Less than inflation. How much of this 8 billion is giving people in the military housing, retirement pay and the cost of decent health care for the people who come back with these needs. Is the reason you put this out that this less than 1.5% increase is way higher than the overall increase in spending.

    Saying all this I think we spend too much on defense spending, but not sure what you are getting at. If the vote was 299-120, there actually had to be democratic votes as well.

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    Re: House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You get different results when you drop them on cities.
    No, you don't. That's Hollywood/Media programming your brain.
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    Re: House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    8 billion on about 634 billion or less than a 2% increase, that is a lot to you? Less than inflation. How much of this 8 billion is giving people in the military housing, retirement pay and the cost of decent health care for the people who come back with these needs. Is the reason you put this out that this less than 1.5% increase is way higher than the overall increase in spending.

    Saying all this I think we spend too much on defense spending, but not sure what you are getting at. If the vote was 299-120, there actually had to be democratic votes as well.
    $8 billion is $8 billion more spending than Republicans PROMISED to cut when they threatened to destroy the full faith and credit of the U.S., purportedly because they were so concerned about overspending.

    It's also about 16 times more than the government lost in the Solyndra bankruptcy that Republicans have obsessed over.
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    Re: House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    They should raise 8 billion in taxes or cut something else by 8 billion. Put up or shut up time.

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