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Dems’ “Surrender To Terrorists” Spending Bill

From an elated Associated Press:

2007 War Spending Bill at a Glance

April 23, 2007

House and Senate Democrats tentatively have agreed to 2007 war spending legislation that:

– Funds more than $90 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Begins withdrawal of troops from Iraq on Oct. 1, with the goal of ending combat by April 1, 2008.

Requires troop withdrawal to begin July 1 if President Bush cannot certify that the Iraqi government is making progress in disarming militias, reducing sectarian violence and forging political agreements.

Restricts foreign aid spending in Iraq if benchmarks are not met.

– Allows Bush to keep troops in Iraq after the withdrawal date to conduct counterterrorism missions, protect U.S. infrastructure and personnel and train Iraqi security forces.

– Bars deployment of troops not deemed “fully mission capable” and limits combat tours to one year for Army units and seven months for Marines. Allows president to waive these restrictions.

Adds about $25 billion not requested by Bush for medical care for troops and veterans, aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, farm disaster relief and other programs.

– Raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour. Includes $4.8 billion in tax cuts for small businesses over 10 years.

It’s not even enough for them to be treasonous.

They have to try to gouge the taxpayer at the same time.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 23rd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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