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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:21 PM
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Democrats add teacher money to war funding bill
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"House Democrats, who are trying to pass a long-stalled war funding bill this week, have attached $10 billion to help local school districts avoid teacher layoffs when schools reopen.

The approximately $70 billion measure is anchored by President Barack Obama's $30 billion request for the troop surge in Afghanistan and contains money for disaster aid accounts, foreign aid and disability benefits for Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

The bill's release late Tuesday night was the surest signal yet that House leaders are committed to passing it this week, despite great resistance among many Democratic lawmakers and deepening anxiety over the Afghanistan war effort among Obama allies such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

The Senate passed an almost $60 billion version of the bill last month. Successful action by the House would send the measure into negotiations aimed at producing a final measure next month for Obama's signature."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100630/ap_on_go_co/us_cong...
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:26 PM
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1. It is a supplemental bill
It is specifically designed for ALL extra spending, from disasters to excess war spending. If there were no war, there'd still be a supplemental to pay for emergencies.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:32 PM
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2. 60 billion, 70 billion there. Gee, that could add up to some real money. nt
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:37 PM
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3. If our government were not in the hands of war racketeers and oil men
we would be in great shape.

If...
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