Friday, October 16, 2009

Support the troops???????

WARNING!!! Your blood boiler of today. From Family Security Matters:

October 16, 2009

Exclusive: Troops Shafted Again as Military Funds are Diverted for Pet Congressional Projects

Just when it seemed that things in Washington couldn’t get any crazier, we hear that the despicable earmarking process has sunk to a new low.

How many times have you heard that liberals may disagree with the mission, but they always care about the troops?

Remember that when you read reports like this one:
Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.

Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New Orleans and $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.

You read right: Fuel, ammo and training for U.S. troops in the field are secondary to the more pressing needs such as erecting an educational institute named after one of their own.

Just a few years ago, the Bush administration was blamed by some in Congress for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan having inadequate body armor. Yet here they are today, diverting much-needed funds from those same troops in the field to suck up to voters at home – not to mention honoring their pal, the late Ted Kennedy.

It’s ironic, too, that a World War II museum will receive $25 million. I’m all for remembering the heroism of our soldiers in years past, but not at the expense of soldiers in the field today. I imagine the WWII vets would probably feel the same way...

America, WHAT is it going to take for you all to throw the bums OUT? Go read the rest of FSM here. Oh, and take your bp meds before you do..

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