Posted by: rotenochsen | June 27, 2009

TRILLIONS FOR SOCIAL PROGRAMS BUT CUT AND SLASH FOR THE MILITARY BUDGET

Saturday, June 27, 2009 9:35:10 AM

 





President Obama rammed through his “stimulus” appropriation without a single Congressman or Senator reading the bill, and then proceeded to sign bills that put the American taxpayer on the hook for trillions of dollars in increased taxes. These appropriations included billions for “pork” and a few billion for the disgraced and indicted 16 times, ACORN.
He didn’t veto the 900 billion dollar stimulus bill. Even though it contained such absurd items are listed below:

• $2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Department of Energy defunded last year because it said the project was inefficient.

• A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.

• $650 million for the digital television converter box coupon program.

• $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters.

• $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.

• $1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion

• $160 million for “paid volunteers” at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

• $5.5 million for “energy efficiency initiatives” at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.

• $850 million for Amtrak.

• $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint.

• $75 million to construct a “security training” facility for State Department Security officers when they can be trained at existing facilities of other agencies

But Obama has threatened to veto a bi-partisan military appropriations bill that would make our country stronger militarily, because it contains things the “messia” doesn’t think are necessary!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “The U.S. House of Representatives was poised to approve on Thursday a $550.4 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal 2010 that has drawn a veto threat from President Barack Obama because it contains money for fighter jets he does not want.

The bill also authorizes $130 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fiscal year that begins October 1.

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said it supported the overall bill but the president’s senior advisers would recommend a veto unless some provisions were dropped.

One congressional aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, described the White House veto threat as “a bargaining tool.”

The Senate Armed Services Committee was to unveil its defense authorization bill for 2010 later on Thursday, but the legislation was unlikely to be approved by the full Senate until September. House and Senate negotiators must then hammer out a compromise version before final passage.

The OMB said it strongly objected to the House decision to include $369 million in advanced procurement funds to buy 12 more F-22 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp despite a Pentagon decision to halt production at 187″.

The F-22 will replace the aging F-18 and the even older F-16, as our front line of defense if we get into a hot war with North Korea. A Communist country that indubitably has a well stocked air wing of the latest Chinese Communist jets. They may even have the latest MiG from Russia, for all I know!
And since Obama has slashed the anti-missile program. The F122 may be the only defense we have if a nuclear missile manages to get through what must be a porous missile defense system with the cuts that Obama has made.

It is obvious to me that Obama is nothing less than a progressive leftist who has animus for the military and our free enterprise system. When will America wake up to the fact that the Obama Change is a breakdown of the Capitalist system, and the establishment of a Marxist type regime where all citizens are subservient to the government. A system that has failed through out the World, but which we appear to be He## bent on establishing here in what once was the Land of the Free!

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