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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:42 PM
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Bush signs stopgap bill to fund government
President George W. Bush on Friday quickly signed into law a measure to keep funds flowing to federal agencies through Nov. 18, averting any chance of a government-wide shutdown this weekend.

The Senate sent the president the bill earlier in the day and the House of Representatives passed identical legislation on Thursday.

Without the stopgap spending bill, most government agencies would not have money to continue operating after midnight, the end of the 2005 fiscal year.


http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N30473579.htm
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:52 PM
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1. This doesn't make sense
The 2006 budget (October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006) was passed - it should be funded (through borrowing of course) but there should be no need for "stopgap funding".

:wtf:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget /

Budget of the United States Government: Main Page

Issued by the Office of Management and Budget, the Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year. Other related and supporting budget publications, such as the Economic Report of the President, are included, which may vary from year to year. More.
Fiscal Year 2006 Budget (FY06)
Transmitted to Congress on February 2, 2005. Covers the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2005.
Browse the FY06 budget
Description of FY06 budget documents
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:54 PM
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2. They ran out of money THIS year (2005)...
The 2006 budget is for next year...

Looks like they underestimated the spending last year...
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tech3149 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:50 PM
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5. This is the gang that can't count straight
Remember that Iraq and Afghanistan are "off-budget" items.
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BlueJac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:00 PM
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3. Time for another tax cut for the rich I would say!
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:19 PM
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4. Ain't it great? Stopgap Government. What a legacy!
Can you say the word competence" children? Do you know what it means? Do you care? AAAARGH.
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