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Senate Democrat Vows to Fight Funding for Extra Air Force Jets

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    A Senate Democrat and President Obama ally on Thursday vowed to block a move by the House to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on passenger jets that the Air Force did not request.

    Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., voiced her opposition to the extra funding in a written statement and on Twitter, firing what could be the opening salvo in a battle over the money once the Senate returns from recess in September.

    "This just makes no sense. Talk about the wrong message at the wrong time," McCaskill said in the statement. "While American families are tightening their belts there is no way we should be buying extra executive jets. No wonder so many people think we don't get it."

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  2. alatide

    alatide New Member

    Jul 9, 2009
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    Do you realize that this funding is for passenger jets that the Air Force did not request?