Congress May Adjourn Without Passing Needed War Funds

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    The generals say the monies are needed by the 15th, Congress won't return until the 16th. I do wonder how this is going to effect the 'people's' view of Congress, when they already are giving them lower approval than GW. I've always thought GW bad at communicating and listening, the Democrats may be out GW'ing, GW for communication.
     
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    The Senate just passed the funds.

    Question is, will the President veto the funds for our troops.
     
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    With the timeline, yes. They know that, they must override and take the consequences of that or reconcile, not take off with bunnies or matzo.
     
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    The President can either approve the funds for the troops or he can deny them. That's his perogative. But don't try and tell us that it is Congress which is holding them up. Congress has voted and approved the funds for the troops. If the President wants to withhold those funds from them, that's HIS issue, not Congress'.
     
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    Right. That will NOT sell to the 'people', hasn't been for awhile now. You have been reading the polls on Congressional approval, no?

    The democrats will 'own' this war, if they are not more circumspect, but they seem determined to do so.
     
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    do you honestly think that the troops will run out of bullets? Do you think they will starve? Do you think that they will have to ask their parents to send bus fare so that they can get home?
     
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    You can spin it any way you want... Lord knows the corporate media has been.

    The funds are there, ready to be signed by the President. <---- FACTS

    Everything else is spin.
     
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    bcause we are going to fight Iran
     
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    LOL! There are 3 branches, you just want Congress to have all the checks, with none of the balances. Well as long as they are Democrats.
     
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    Don't get confused by the past six years of single party rule. You think that our Republic is supposed to look like a Kingdom since that's what the last six years looked like. What you're seeing NOW is how a representative democracy looks like... not the King being catered to by the jesters in Congress like the past six years.

    If the President is out of control... which the voters of this country resoundingly indicated that they believe so this past November... it is the duty of Congress to reel him in. That's how our representative democracy works. If the President wants to play politics with the funding for our troops and veto the representatives of the citizens... that's his perogative. But, he has no one to blame but himself.
     

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