What to do with a war account? Ammo or a Ted Kennedy 'institute'

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    Our fearless gov strikes again (fearless in that they think they can get away with anything), this time raiding the Pentagon operations and maintenance budget which is used for ammo and fuel of COMBAT FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN.

    WTG, most open and honest gov eva!

    U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects - Washington Times
     
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    If we can read this, the troops can too. What a punch in the gut.
     
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    Too fuckin' much:banghead:
     
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    ted died so he deserves it
     
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    Ted's Dead.

    Seems the libs really don't have any shame.

    They hate the military so much they wanna cut their throats.

    Hold back like Obama is doing, leave em hanging like they did to us in Somalia and then after a bunch of them die, leave Afghanistan with our tails between our legs.
     
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    These sorts of things are the bill every single year. And yet, you guys now suddenly decide it's a problem.
     
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    My understanding that this wasn't an earmark but rather money that was supposed to have gone to the DOD but ended up being diverted to the Dem's pet projects.

    Correct me if I'm wrong on this.
     
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    You are 100% correct, this is NOT done on every bill, this is money diverted from combat forces for pet projects.
     
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    If you read the story in the OP, it shows a fundamental misunderstand of how the budget process works. The money is allocated piece by piece. There isn't some big pot set in the middle of the room which is then divided up. It sounds like they're basing the claim that money was diverted from to specific projects because the Pentagon didn't get the amount they were asking for on certain provisions in the bill.
     
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    How lovely making a monuments and paybacks are more important than making sure our troops have what they need.

    I agree "rancid" to the core.
     
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