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    Re: Why Did Senate Republicans Oppose Troop Funding?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    However, this wasn't "Just a Troop Funding Bill" AND it was a stalling move to delay the Dem's disastrous Healthcare bill.
    When it comes to priorities a troop funding bill should outweigh all, especially during a time of war.

    There is a no excuse.

    Once again the GOP politicizes the military.
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    Re: Why Did Senate Republicans Oppose Troop Funding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Given how outraged the right was that President Obama "dithered" on his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, and that *gasp!* ONOES!! AMERICANS ARE DYING WHILE OBAMA DELAYS!!!, I can't wait to hear how conservatives/Republicans spin this load of hypocritical horse****.
    What's the rest of the story?

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    Re: Why Did Senate Republicans Oppose Troop Funding?

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    And of course you have read the bill, before posting your opinion on (socialist spending).

    Yep, or at least I've seen enough of it, read multiple summaries and seen the numbers... numbers do not reflect opinions, just facts..

    Does putting "rofl" on your post mean you haven;t seen it and expect others don't look at the bills?

    Or that you're simply trying to denigrate findings?

    Or is that your "opinion I smell?

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    Re: Why Did Senate Republicans Oppose Troop Funding?

    here's a link... so YOU can actually read before YOU comment!

    United States House of Representatives, 111th Congress, 1st Session

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    Re: Why Did Senate Republicans Oppose Troop Funding?

    The Department of Defense didn't ask for money to update the old officers club in San Francisco's Presidio into a visitors information center and exhibition space. Neither did any other member of Congress - except House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.


    Her $5 million earmark request for the Presidio Heritage Center was approved by the Senate on Saturday as part of the $626 billion defense appropriations bill, the largest of the end-of-year government spending measures.

    The bill, which includes $128 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, is expected to be signed by President Obama.

    Pelosi's request was one of 1,720 earmarks - including several from Bay Area legislators - worth $4.2 billion in the measure.

    That comes on the heels of Congress passing a $447 billion spending bill Dec. 13 that included 5,224 earmarks totaling $3.9 billion, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense, a watchdog group. The earmarks include $54 million for a flood-control project that will raise two trestles used by the Napa Valley Wine Train.

    Billions in earmarks inflate defense bill's cost

    Yup, just the party of no...

    No outrageous pork, No over spending in this economy, 1700 earmarks????

    NO!

    When are you dims going to wakeup and see what this congress is doing to this country? 2010 is going to be a slaughter.
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    Re: Why Did Senate Republicans Oppose Troop Funding?

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Comon Glinda you really shouldn't have me in that mix.
    Sorry, my mistake.

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    Re: Why Did Senate Republicans Oppose Troop Funding?

    WASHINGTON (Map, News) -
    Like their counterparts in the House, the Senate has larded its version of an “emergency” war spending bill with nearly $20 billion in pork-barrel outlays, including $100 million for the two major political parties’ 2008 presidential conventions.

    The $121 billion bill includes $102 billion for the troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as $14 billion for Hurricane Katrina aid and more than $4 billion for “emergency farm relief.”

    “Congress will have to make the choice between booze and balloons or bullets and body armor,” John Hart, a spokesman for Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., told The Examiner on Monday. Coburn and a handful of other senators hope to shame their colleagues into stripping the pork out of the war spending bill.

    The Senate bill is $18 billion more than President Bush requested for military operations. The House bill, which passed last week, exceeded the administration’s request by $21 billion and included money for spinach growers, peanut storage and citrus farmers.
    Senate war bill features $20B in pork - Examiner.com

    $20,000,000,000 in pork. way to go Libs, that will show your fiscal responsibility in full living color!
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    Re: Why Did Senate Republicans Oppose Troop Funding?



    this image pointed to this site(GOP.com )

    on Apr-09-07.Now when you go that site you get this message.

    <Your search - countdown to troop funding cuts - did not match any documents.

    Suggestions:

    * Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
    * Try different keywords.
    * Try more general keywords.
    * Try fewer keywords.>

    Kinda makes you go Hhmmm....doesn't it?
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    Re: Why Did Senate Republicans Oppose Troop Funding?

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post


    this image pointed to this site(GOP.com )

    on Apr-09-07.Now when you go that site you get this message.

    <Your search - countdown to troop funding cuts - did not match any documents.

    Suggestions:

    * Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
    * Try different keywords.
    * Try more general keywords.
    * Try fewer keywords.>

    Kinda makes you go Hhmmm....doesn't it?
    When I hit that site it had a trojan on it.

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    Re: Why Did Senate Republicans Oppose Troop Funding?

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    When I hit that site it had a trojan on it.

    Not surprising, as its a link to GOP.COM,better check your wallet.

    That being said, it didn't put anything on mine.
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