Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Senate Approves $70 Billion In War Funds

Would people stop referring to a Democratic-Controlled Congress? Please?

Just read the emphasized parts of this story. The Democrats aren't fucking in control of Congress at all. That was just a pipe dream we lefties had.

I guess we weren't paying attention when the Democrats told us we would have to bend over.
The Senate voted Tuesday to provide $70 billion for U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, handing a victory to President Bush and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill.

The 70-25 roll call paved the way for the Senate to pass a $555 billion omnibus appropriations bill combining the war funding with the budgets for 14 Cabinet agencies.

Mr. Bush was ready to sign the bill, assuming the war funding clears the House on Wednesday. Democrats again failed to win votes to force removal of U.S. troops or set a nonbinding target to remove most troops by the end of next year.


The year-end budget deal between the Democratic-controlled Congress and Mr. Bush ended months of battling and disappointed GOP purists who complained the bill spends too much money and contains about 9,000 pet projects sought by members of Congress.

"Congress refuses to rein in its wasteful spending or curb its corruption," said Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz. Conservatives estimated the measure contained at least $28 billion in domestic spending above Bush's budget, funded by a combination of "emergency" spending, transfers from the defense budget, budget gimmicks and phantom savings. [emphasis mine]


Via CBS News.



Blogger daveawayfromhome said...

I'm always amazed when Republicans complain about "wasteful spending" while never, ever cracking smile. Of course, to a Republican, wasteful means "not on the wealthy".

12/19/2007 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger spiiderweb™ said...

Or "not in my backyard", but the Dems seem to love that game too.

12/19/2007 11:42:00 AM  

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