Wednesday, April 04, 2007

President Bush is correct: Veto that pork-filled bill

It is totally ridiculous what democrats have done with the bill to fund the troops. In the interest of politics -- and not in the interest of our men and women serving to protect us from terrorism -- they attached $28 billion in pork onto the bill, set a deadline for withdrawing from Iraq, passed the bill, and then left Washington to go home on Easter break.

The funding for our troops needs to be in place by April 15. Congress returns from their holiday on April 16.

This is the kind of leadership America wanted when they voted the dems into control last November? I don't think the American public realized what they were doing ... they never wanted politics to trump the safety and security of our troops.

According to

The House and Senate are preparing to send Bush a bill by the end of the month that would approve of some $96 billion in new money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also set an end date to combat in Iraq. The House wants to order troops out by September 2008, whereas the Senate wants troops to begin leaving right away and set a nonbinding goal of ending combat operations on March 31, 2008; Bush has promised to veto the legislation. "If the president vetoes the supplemental appropriations bill and continues to resist changing course in Iraq, I will work to ensure this legislation receives a vote in the Senate in the next work period," Reid said in a statement.
NewsMax continues by covering this indepth with their article Bush Blasts Democrats, Promises Veto.

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