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  • This Week in Washington: Playing Politics With the War on Terror

    Here’s a preview of what’s happening this week in Washington.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6YshohNEUM[/youtube]

    May was a successful month in Iraq, yet progress with the war supplemental has been slowed by the left. House leaders want to tie war funding to domestic spending, including unemployment insurance and pet pork projects. Time is running out for our troops without defeatist language and domestic pork.

    Heritage’s Brian Riedl says Congress has disregarded its promise to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington. The House is about to follow the Senate in passing a budget resolution conference report that:

    1. Assumes tax increases topping $3 trillion over the next decade.
    2. Includes provisions that could be used to raise taxes by hundreds of billions more.
    3. Increases discretionary spending by 8% for the second consecutive year.
    4. Completely ignores the impending explosion of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid costs.
    5. Creates rules that bias the budget toward tax increases.

    If Congress wants to lower carbon emissions, lawmakers should make a commitment to nuclear energy, writes Jack Spencer of Heritage. To deny the United States access to nuclear technology while mandating carbon dioxide caps is hypocritical and indefensible. The United States will need substantially more nuclear power to survive the Lieberman–Warner bill economically.

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    2 Responses to This Week in Washington: Playing Politics With the War on Terror

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    2. Dave McDuffie, Lagun says:

      Why should these idiotic politicians care about social security? They don't contribute to the system so why not be a drunken Ted Kennedy and give our hard earned SS tax money away to illegals and everyone else who never contributed to it?! Millions of Americans are going to be shocked when this system goes down and I hope and pray the politicians responsible for it will be alive when that happens. And guess what folks, we know where you are and we will remember what the democrats did to us so just hang on for awhile longer Mr Kennedy, cause the social security system has no lock box per ALGORE, you politicians criminally gave OUR money away!

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