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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-29-07 10:29 AM
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17. And why was a supplemental funding bill necessary?
After all, wasn't the last Congress (Republican dominated and controlled) supposed to pass a budget for the year? They did, but the left off some important items for funding. And Chimpy got a chance to crow about how his policies were working, and the annual budget deficit was getting smaller. A lot of media chuckleheads willingly fell for it, and spun stories about the robust economy that was about to come roaring back.

Funny thing, though. The deficit numbers looked better mostly because funding for the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wasn't included in the budget passed by Congress last year. I'll bet your monthly finances would look a lot better if you left off your rent or mortgage payment, huh?

But the bill's coming due, and the grown-ups in power in the White House don't much care for the terms.
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  -The Senate PASSED the war spending bill...now it goes to the psycho for a veto. in_cog_ni_to  Mar-29-07 10:02 AM   #0 
  - I think he'll veto it  MonkeyFunk   Mar-29-07 10:04 AM   #1 
  - Why does he hate American Citizens? He wants money ONLY for Iraq and NONE for US.  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-29-07 10:06 AM   #5 
  - Doesn't it go to conference first?  Norquist Nemesis   Mar-29-07 10:05 AM   #2 
  - Yes, but the Senate passed it.  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-29-07 10:07 AM   #6 
  - Don't they still have to reconcile their version with the House version? eom  Purveyor   Mar-29-07 10:05 AM   #3 
  - Well, they passed the House bill but I'm not sure if they added amendments  Hippo_Tron   Mar-29-07 03:38 PM   #30 
  - He'll veto it. That was the whole point of bringing it to his desk.  Beelzebud   Mar-29-07 10:06 AM   #4 
  - Also puts the Republics on record as being the party that won't support the troops  Der Blaue Engel   Mar-29-07 10:14 AM   #8 
  - you know I hope bush gets screwed by this.  alyce douglas   Mar-29-07 10:27 AM   #16 
  - He will support our troops by keeping them in harm's way forever  BOSSHOG   Mar-29-07 10:08 AM   #7 
  - It Will Be A Few Days To Reconcile & Both Houses Revote  OrangeCountyDemocrat   Mar-29-07 10:15 AM   #9 
  - Let the son of a bitch veto it!  AndyA   Mar-29-07 10:15 AM   #10 
  - his own veto will take him down. I want to see have a breakdown  alyce douglas   Mar-29-07 10:31 AM   #19 
  - When he vetoes, I want to hear ...  TahitiNut   Mar-29-07 10:17 AM   #11 
  - Exactly or........  SoFlaJet   Mar-29-07 10:22 AM   #13 
     - he just wants an open ended war, all the reports from the Generals  alyce douglas   Mar-29-07 10:33 AM   #23 
  - First the two bills have to be reconciled. Some terms are quite different,  Mass   Mar-29-07 10:18 AM   #12 
  - The instructions to the conferees on commit will be very telling.  TahitiNut   Mar-29-07 10:31 AM   #20 
  - Did Shooter drag his crusty old ass up to the Hill again ...  11 Bravo   Mar-29-07 10:24 AM   #14 
  - we got to support our Senators and Reps, on this because  alyce douglas   Mar-29-07 10:26 AM   #15 
  - And why was a supplemental funding bill necessary?  gratuitous   Mar-29-07 10:29 AM   #17 
  - let him veto it  GTRMAN   Mar-29-07 10:29 AM   #18 
  - Bring it on!  npincus   Mar-29-07 10:31 AM   #21 
  - Good Work! Now he can Veto the bill to fund HIS war.  spanone   Mar-29-07 10:32 AM   #22 
  - can I say "checkmate"  alyce douglas   Mar-29-07 10:34 AM   #24 
  - I'm certain that he will.  Bassic   Mar-29-07 10:36 AM   #25 
  - ahem...Chimpoleon  SoFlaJet   Mar-29-07 12:55 PM   #27 
     - Nah, I'm always about a week behind the news. nt  Bassic   Mar-29-07 03:33 PM   #28 
  - One person's 'Holy Water' is another person's 'Poison Pill'  TahitiNut   Mar-29-07 10:47 AM   #26 
  - I really hope the Democrats run ads saying that McCain voted against funding the troops  Hippo_Tron   Mar-29-07 03:37 PM   #29 
  - I hope  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Mar-29-07 03:46 PM   #31 
 

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