House OKs $642 billion defense bill

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    The Associated Press: House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    My question is, if Republicans are unwilling to give up their sacred cow, military spending, then why should Democrats give up theirs, welfare spending?

    However, the most depressing part is this:

    Here's the roll call for the Smith-Amash amendment.

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll270.xml

    For those who argue that the language in the NDAA did not originally permit indefinite detention of American citizens in the first place, then why not pass this amendment to make it absolutely clear?
     
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    Calls for planes that the military do not want?

    Pork for the MIC.
    Pure and simple.

    Never trust a republican to keep a deal they make.
     
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    Unreal.

    The people braying about spending..just put together a bill that spends more.

    Bunch of lousy hypocrites.
     
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    Not that the previous deal was going to actually cut any spending, but this just spends more.
     
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    Big government RINOs don't bray about spending, only about spending on programs they don't like.

    Libertarians do the most braying about spending...and we stand against this bill along with all the other unnecessary, unconstitutional and ultimately harmful spending.

    As to the "coalition of Democrats and tea party Republicans" that fell short of stopping the bill, I commend their efforts. Now if we could just get the Democrats to join the Libertarians and Tea Party fiscal conservatives to support spending less on anything other than just the military, we'd have ourselves a future.
     
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    While I am not big on cutting social services..getting rid of waste and inefficiencies is in everyone's best interest. Which is perplexing that a good many people were upset with Obama's "cuts" to Medicare..which was essentially meant to do that.

    I sat on a jury trial of a pharmacist charged with using scripts to steal money. It was a complex scheme that was broken by a partnership of police and medicare fraud investigators. I would like to see more of that..and less of the crime.
     
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    You're absolutely right!
    Answer: Because the Gov't (and the Bankers that control them) WANT it in there! :lol:
     
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    Maddening
     
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    McConnel and Rand got their pork for the Gaseous Diffusion plant in Paducah, KY.
     
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    Exactly. Even if it were only ambiguous, which it isn't, they want that ambiguity so they can argue later that that's exactly what it means despite saying that it doesn't now.
     

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