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Omnibus spending bill stuffed
with Pentagon pork

Washington Examiner, by Veronique De Rugy

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/17/2014 6:30:52 PM

Celebrated as a bipartisan victory, the omnibus bill Congress approved Thursday is yet another example of lawmakers´ propensity for overspending. The massive $1.1 trillion spending package funnels more money that it should to defense and other domestic projects. Following the outline set by the Ryan-Murray plan, the bill spends above the levels set by the 2011 sequester and wastes loads of money on special interests. Although the proposal increases spending across the board, the big winners of this bipartisan spending orgy are the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex. Thanks to Congress´ willingness to renege on its commitment to cut spending

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And yet Paul Ryan insists that cuts must be made to the "generous" benefits greedy military veterans get before they "gouge" the defense budget to death.

And your still a Republican because...?

Got Tea?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: F16 guy, 1/17/2014 7:23:05 PM     (No. 9696256)

I noticed that after passing the Ryan-Murray budget agreement that increased spending by $63 billion over the next two years, legislators took a winter break.

Upon returning they irresponsibly rushed to construct the omnibus spending full of wasteful programs, then gave the House less than 48 hours to read the 1,582-page bill.

How con-veen-ient !

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Reply 2 - Posted by: paral04, 1/17/2014 7:52:47 PM     (No. 9696288)

What about the pork involved in giving 4 generations of the useless welfare benefits, paying illegals medical bills and tuition, paying for presidential and congressional junkets and bar bills on government planes. I´d rather see money spent defending our borders and not supporting cancerous lay abouts.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: devnull, 1/17/2014 9:24:04 PM     (No. 9696367)

Last I looked, they shaved almost $100,000,000,000.00 dollars off of the defense budget. One of the few things congress is actually supposed to spend money on.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/17/2014 9:38:46 PM     (No. 9696375)

It´s almost as if the congresscritters know the economic collapse is coming, so "what difference does it make".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/17/2014 10:39:31 PM     (No. 9696409)

The GOP is always willing to accept socialism in return for militarism. Put a Democrat and a GOP in a room and they will come up with the same deal every time: More spending, more borrowing, more debt, more socialism, more militarism.

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