Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
I am sure that any source that reports on this at all will be called biased by libs. But anyhoo.
Bachmann's also not the first person to point this out. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, tried earlier this year, without success, to block the $105 billion. The money was the subject of a study by Heritage Foundation fellow and former congressman Ernest Istook in late January.
Istook got his figures in large part from a Congressional Research Service report dated Oct. 14 of last year.
Though the information has been floating around in various Washington studies, Istook said the inclusion of up-front spending in the health care law is "extremely unusual."
"I am unaware of any other piece of authorizing legislation that included appropriations at all," he told FoxNews.com.
Istook wrote in January that the inclusion of the money was a major foul on Democrats' part. He accused the bill's authors of bypassing the normal appropriations process to block any future Congress from meddling with the money.
Bachmann Calls on Congress to Block $105B in Health Law Money - FoxNews.com
So you tell me, would you feel all warm and fuzzy if repubs had a law they did this with?
As long as you argue from the position that this money, that was in multiple versions of the bill and was scored by the CBO and wasn't tossed in at the last minute, was "hidden" in the bill then I think that proves you aren't here for honest debate and I'd rather not waste my time debating something that really should be plainly obvious to you.