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Old 06-26-2017, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Are we at war?!?! That's alot of money!

House Armed Services unveils $696.5B defense policy bill | TheHill
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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It is.

I hope deferred maintenance is accounted for.
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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That's a lot of money. It's almost like Dick Cheney is in charge.


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Old 06-26-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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Yes, we are at war. It's ~$70B of this bill.

Separately, yes, it is a lot of money. It makes you long for the days of thinking that a $400B defense budget was too high. Reminder: Republican Congress wants to cut Medicaid spending $80B per year, as part of the plan to cut coverage for 23 million people. Meanwhile, they would increase the Pentagon's budget ~$110B over the prior FY.
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Yes, we are at war. It's ~$70B of this bill.

Separately, yes, it is a lot of money. It makes you long for the days of thinking that a $400B defense budget was too high. Reminder: Republican Congress wants to cut Medicaid spending $80B per year, as part of the plan to cut coverage for 23 million people. Meanwhile, they would increase the Pentagon's budget ~$110B over the prior FY.
Breaks my heart we lost our way as a society because of those we elected in a matter of months....
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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So I suppose you snowflakes want all our cities looking like Paris, overrun with Africans named Mohammad?
Stereotyping African's, real classy. You're not fooling anyone!
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:01 PM
 
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So I suppose you snowflakes want all our cities looking like Paris, overrun with Africans named Mohammad?
What was your name before you were banned? I have a few guesses...
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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That $$$ will put an awful lot of Americans to work

What kind of jobs do food stamps create? Minimum wage and migrant farm labor for the most part, if I had to guess.
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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Tell me how many more programs are the GOP going to cut to pay for this bill.

Back in the day we fought a 2 front war and large business ( which were making fantastic war profits) paid HUGE tax bills.

So today we are fighting a 2 front war, which could enlarge, and we are going to give the businesses and billionaires profiting from these wars a HUGE tax break.

Tell me how bad is this going to work out for the average citizen?
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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That $$$ will put an awful lot of Saudi Arabians to work

What kind of jobs do food stamps create? Minimum wage and migrant farm labor for the most part, if I had to guess.
Fixed your statement!
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