Obama asks Congress for extra $83.4 bln for military


festus

God Bless Our Troops!!!
Obama asks Congress for extra $83.4 bln for military
Thu Apr 9, 2009 6:45pm EDT
Obama asks Congress for extra $83.4 bln for military | Markets | Markets News | Reuters
WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama asked the U.S. Congress for an additional $83.4 billion to fund the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan on Thursday, saying the security situation along the Afghan-Pakistan frontier was urgent.

"The Taliban is resurgent and al Qaeda threatens America from its safe haven along the Afghan-Pakistan border," Obama said in a letter to Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives, that was released by the White House.

Obama said 95 percent of the $83.4 billion in supplemental funds he was requesting would go to support U.S. military operations in Iraq and the U.S. effort to disrupt and defeat al Qaeda.
 

festus

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How Obama voted on war funding bills in Congress

How Obama voted on war funding bills in Congress
By The Associated Press The Associated Press
Thu Apr 9, 5:10 pm ET
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Major war-funding legislation while Barack Obama was in the Senate, and how he voted:

_May 2005: Congress approved an $82 billion bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and international anti-terrorism efforts. Obama voted yes.

_June 2006: Congress cleared a $94.5 billion bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as provide aid to hurricane victims. Obama voted yes.

_September 2006: Congress cleared a $448 billion Pentagon funding bill that included $70 billion for U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama voted yes.

_April 2007: Congress cleared a $124 billion spending bill that provided $90 billion for war costs but mandated the withdrawal of U.S. troops within six months. Obama voted yes, but President George W. Bush vetoed the legislation.

_May 2007: Congress approved a roughly $100 billion spending measure to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and domestic projects, including hurricane relief. Obama voted no.

_December 2007: Congress cleared a $555 billion catchall spending bill that included $70 billion for U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama did not vote.

_June 2008: Congress approved a measure to spend $162 billion for war costs as well as provide a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits and emergency relief for the flood-ravaged Midwest. Obama voted yes.
 

gogriz91

Torch Wielding Villager
In the stimulus, Obama spent as much in one stroke as Bush had spent in 6 years in Iraq. Tax and spend, tax and spend.
 

Scarecrow

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In the stimulus, Obama spent as much in one stroke as Bush had spent in 6 years in Iraq. Tax and spend, tax and spend.

what a jackass... why is he still in office? I bet people who wanted "change" wanted it for the better... instead we all get it for the worse.
 

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