Senate GOP blasts House plan to boost defense budget

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    The House budget plan isn't a plan at all. It is simply a political paper hoping to make points with the hawks. Feed the War Hawks, take away from the poor and middle class.

     
  2. carpro

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    $94 Billion apart? Peanuts.

    Rank hypocrisy is in the air.

    Democrats haven't passed a budget in 5 years. Why would anyone listen to them?

    CBT included. I don't remember him getting in an uproar over that. :laugh:
     
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    There might have been a budget if the GOP had not insisted on saying NO to all proposals.

    That is no excuse for this political paper that is only being proposed for the GOP politicians to gain favor from the War Hawks. Surely they must know it is going nowhere. Why do they continually set themselves up for a crisis where they have to back down and look ridiculous time after time after time after time, etc., etc., etc.
     
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    What they're 'blasting' is robbing Peter to pay Paul:

    "...While House leadership will go all out to pass the budget (which no Democrats will support) the budget — which “technically rais[es] spending to more than $600 billion, but it does so by fiddling with funds for the war effort in the Middle East — will face more opposition when it gets to the Senate. “That [overseas contingency operations] account is considered off the books for annual accounting, and [Sen. John] McCain called the proposal ‘not legitimate.’ He plans to mount an effort during the Senate debate to increase the regular Pentagon accounts but acknowledged Tuesday that anything is better than the alternative of leaving the current budget caps, known as sequestration, in effect.”

    Outside defense experts are dismayed, to put it mildly, by the House effort. Many point out that the OCO account would have been required anyway just to handle the military efforts in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State. But those monies can’t be spent, as one expert put it, “to recapitalize the military in any serious way and of course since [the account] is a one-off, the Pentagon can’t really do any serious planning based on that increase.”..."
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2015/03/18/will-the-weak-on-defense-budget-pass/
     
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    He really did. It was simply deafening! That is why no one heard it!

    Sort of like a tree falling in the forest. Did it make a sound since no one heard it!
     
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    :laugh:

    Yeah. Right. :rolleyes:

    Pitiful.
     
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    That is cow pie. Dingy harry would allow nothing to come to the Senate floor, just as he and his "followers of Baal" are blocking the bill on Human Trafficking!


    Frankly they are working hard to keep you busy posting your horse dung!
     

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