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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:14 PM

Obama threatens to veto defense appropriations bill

Source: The Hill

The House’s defense appropriations bill on Thursday joined the list of spending bills that the White House has threatened to veto over the caps in the Budget Control Act (BCA).

The Obama administration said Thursday that it would recommend a veto of the current version of the measure because it violated the spending caps set in the BCA.

The House’s defense bill that passed the committee last month had a base budget of $519 billion, which was about $3 billion above the Obama administration’s budget request. The House made spending cuts elsewhere in the non-defense discretionary budget to allow for the increased defense spending, which Republicans say is necessary to lessen the risk from $487 billion in cuts over the next decade to the defense budget due to the BCA caps.

“By adding unrequested funding for defense, the House of Representatives departs from the bipartisan understanding reached a year ago,” the Office of Management and Budget wrote in a statement of administration policy.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/budget-appropriations/235463-obama-threatens-to-veto-defense-appropriations-bill

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Reply Obama threatens to veto defense appropriations bill (Original post)
Tx4obama Jun 2012 OP
Iggy Jun 2012 #1
maddezmom Jun 2012 #2
sulphurdunn Jun 2012 #3
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2012 #4
eyewall Jun 2012 #8
Lasher Jun 2012 #9
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2012 #10
rgbecker Jun 2012 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2012 #14
Major Nikon Jun 2012 #5
magic59 Jun 2012 #6
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #7
IamK Jun 2012 #12
Sania Haxan Jun 2012 #13
and-justice-for-all Jun 2012 #15

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:18 PM

1. Good. Our POTUS is on a roll now

 

I suspect a number of "democrats" in congress who typically have their slobbery lips attached to the big
arse of the MIC-- just because they provide a few "jobs" in their districts, are responsible for the
bloated 2013 defense budget.

Obama needs to deal strongly with these buffoons.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:20 PM

2. good n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:45 PM

3. Really?

“By adding unrequested funding for defense, the House of Representatives departs from the bipartisan understanding reached a year ago.”

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:59 PM

4. He's the ONLY Democrat in recent history

that could cut Defense Spending.

The ONLY other one that could even have tried prior to him was Truman.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:29 AM

8. Are you forgetting Bill Clinton?

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Response to eyewall (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:00 AM

9. Romney is lying about this, pandering for neocon votes.

Measured in what economists call "constant dollars," adjusted for inflation, defense spending declined by nearly 15 percent between Reagan's last budget (for fiscal year 1989) and George H. W. Bush's last budget four years later. The decline was just under 13 percent between Bush's last budget and Clinton's final fiscal year (2001). In other words, the buying power of the dollars spent for defense declined more during Bush 41's four years than during Clinton's eight.

Bush 41’s secretary of defense explained that “overall, since I've been secretary, we will have taken the five-year defense program down by well over $300 billion. That's the peace dividend.… And now we're adding to that another $50 billion … of so-called peace dividend.” That defense secretary, of course, was Dick Cheney.

http://www.factcheck.org/more_mitt_missteps.html

Republicans have always been fond of saying Clinton gutted the military. It's just another plain lie.

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Response to eyewall (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:13 AM

10. I know that, however

he was accused by the Right Wing of being a draft dodger.

Obama killed bin Laden so his credentials are better in this era where facts don't matter and history in Washington is what Republicans claim it to be. As far as they're concerned, Reagan brought down the Soviet Union with massive increases in defense spending and the Soviets couldn't keep up. That's a FACT in their world. Tell them different and you are a hippie. Any effort to cut defense spending is "gutting the military" and is a slap in the face of all who fight and die for the red white and blue. (cue national anthem and put yer hand on yer heart, ya heathen!)

To quote Malloy: Have I mentioned how much I hate these people?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:07 AM

11. I got the "Reagan won the cold war" crap just last sunday.

Do people forget what happened in Afghanistan to the Russians?

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:36 PM

14. The Soviet Union collapsed because of the Russian People

Mihail Gorbacov tried to save it by his reforms including ending the war in Afghanistan and his "new openness" but single party rule ended and thus, it was over. It shows what happens when a political party creates a fictional world that isn't taken seriously outside of the Capital and ignores or dismisses the needs of the people.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:58 PM

5. More guns, less butter

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:18 PM

6. Mr President, get your veto pen warmed up

 

don't wimp out, kick their fascist azz. A police state with perpetual wars is not a good place to live.

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Response to magic59 (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:02 PM

7. 1,000,000 +++ n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:36 AM

12. threatening veto then signing the bill is the President's SOP.... n/t

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:13 AM

13. Obama Administration

 

In May, this year, the Pentagon has been under orders to cut spending by $487 billion from projected defense over the next decade

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:54 PM

15. Veto that shit Mr. P!!! nt

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