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Old 05-05-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default House DEMOCRATS ask for more money???

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will seek passage in coming weeks of $94.2 billion in emergency money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other programs, including $2 billion more to prepare for an influenza pandemic.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, outlining the legislation for reporters, also said the legislation would include $2.2 billion to fund some C-17 airplanes for the Pentagon. But it will not address future purchases of a refueling tanker airplane sought by the Air Force.

Obey said $80 million to close the U.S. prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, would not be included in the bill because no details were provided by the administration on how that move would be carried out.

Last month, President Barack Obama asked Congress to give him $83.4 billion more to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is hoping to use the money to begin phasing out combat operations in Iraq while building up U.S. forces in Afghanistan where al Qaeda and Taliban fighters are gaining strength.

The Pentagon wants the U.S. Congress to approve the money promptly, before a congressional recess that is scheduled to start at the end of May.
What about all the money that Bush wasted on "His Daddy's War"? Now the Democrats are asking for more money to.......Support it?

Alright Tony, this is your Cue to deflect and Spin...in 5...4....3...2...
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Why should it cost more to stop supporting the war? Wouldn't it be cheaper to stop sending troops in and filtering the rest out? Or was this never properly budgeted for?
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Wait for it....

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.................................................. .but Bush!"

This is clever. If they keep funding it, after they turned against it, after they were originally for it, they can just skip the middle part, claim they were ALWAYS for the war, claim both victory AND withdrawal and try to hoodwink the American public into thinking it was all their idea to begin with (the successful parts anyway)...

The most ironic part of all this is Obama is one of like 3 people who really were always against the War, and this nitwit is actually gouing to end up being credited with winning the war!
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Time to start those printing presses again.....
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Why should it cost more to stop supporting the war? Wouldn't it be cheaper to stop sending troops in and filtering the rest out? Or was this never properly budgeted for?
That would be too easy, far too cost effective and makes way too much sense.
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its good to see you guys are finally starting to realize how badly bush screwed this country up and how his administration was driving us sorely into debt.

it had gotten SO bad, that to not continue his failed policies would lead us to economic suicide, and the image of a cut and run military that cannot get the job done.

i think the administration sugar coated how goog things really were over in iraq. its like putting skin grafts on a 90% burn victim and then calling her a beauty queen....

sure she may be better and live, but....
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its good to see you guys are finally starting to realize how badly bush screwed this country up and how his administration was driving us sorely into debt.

it had gotten SO bad, that to not continue his failed policies would lead us to economic suicide, and the image of a cut and run military that cannot get the job done.

i think the administration sugar coated how goog things really were over in iraq. its like putting skin grafts on a 90% burn victim and then calling her a beauty queen....

sure she may be better and live, but....
I see, as opposed to the utter devastation that the liberals gave us? HA Have you been to Iraq in the last 6 years? (Don't worry, I know what the answer is.) Who are you to tell me what it's like over there? You are clueless.

Nice spin on this. It doesn't cost more money to stop sending troops. As for the cost of getting them home, that's a known number...because we've been rotating them fro 6 years.

Unless you want for me to believe that a draw down of troops overseas is somehow worth an extra $94.2B?

What economics class did these people take that can show that need for those excess funds?
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Unless you want for me to believe that a draw down of troops overseas is somehow worth an extra $94.2B?

What economics class did these people take that can show that need for those excess funds?
i believe the military advisors who are requesting this emegency funding know better than you, and since you dont know what a drawdown will cost, we will just leave it at that.

in the meantime i dont want any new troops being rotated in to have to rely on hand me down, shot up kevlar.
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i believe the military advisors who are requesting this emegency funding know better than you, and since you dont know what a drawdown will cost, we will just leave it at that.
I think it's ludicrous...but that's OK. While I'm not in charge of the drawdown, I am a logistics manager at a brigade level and in charge of the logistics of missions to support over 5000 troops. I'll trust my experience over your HOPE.

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in the meantime i dont want any new troops being rotated in to have to rely on hand me down, shot up kevlar.
It's funny that you mention that...because the last dozen units I've sent overseas were all issued brand new equipment before leaving. Brand new helmets, flak vests, camelbaks even. It's all very nice stuff.

I'll just have to trust my experience over your word.
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The Iraqi's want us out by June 30 now?

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that it just ain't happenin'...
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