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Sanity Returning to War Funding

Posted By Conn Carroll On April 23, 2008 @ 9:27 am In Security | Comments Disabled

Liberals in Congress threatened earlier this month to to combine all federal government spending for the year into one massive appropriations bill [1]. To avoid a veto of the tens of billions of dollars in new deficit domestic spending [2] they want, liberals were prepared to hold hostage troops fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Now, thankfully, Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) signals that he will not condone such tactics. Congress Daily reports: [3] “The decorated war veteran said he hopes to avoid any ‘unnecessary disruptions’ in enacting the spending bill. President Bush has said he will not accept a bill that includes unrelated spending items, and OMB Director James Nussle reiterated last week that the White House would veto any supplemental containing non-war spending.”

Other liberals in Congress should follow Inouye’s responsible, brave and honest lead.


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[1] one massive appropriations bill: http://www.cq.com/document/display.do?docid=2705455&sourcetype=6

[2] tens of billions of dollars in new deficit domestic spending: http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2008-04-15-Econoplan_N.htm

[3] reports:: http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0408/042208cdpma1.htm

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