$716 billion dollar defense bill passes Congress

pauldun170

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hal2kilo

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716 billion! Of course anyone not supporting this bill will be labeled as not supporting the troops. You want to talk about welfare, here's your welfare.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...icy-bill-trump-expected-to-sign-idUSKBN1KM5WT
Better be a line item that gets rid of electromagnetic catapults! The Orange one has spoken.
'You going to goddamned steam': Trump rails against the Navy's new catapult system

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-navy-catapult-system-time-interview-2017-5
 

IronWing

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compuwiz1

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Big, more powerful fighter jets and big...big ships. And great big bombs...the Father of all bombs. We will have the greatest bombs, the fastest aircraft, and the biggest and fastest ships....I guarantee you. It will all be done on time and under budget. I have the smallest hands, the biggest mind, and we are gonna bomb the hell out of everything. Trust me! :eek:
 
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$716 billion available for "defense" spending (and I'm sure there is more off the books), but we can't afford to give everyone healthcare or help pay for their education because those things are too expensive...
 

fskimospy

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$716 billion available for "defense" spending (and I'm sure there is more off the books), but we can't afford to give everyone healthcare or help pay for their education because those things are too expensive...

Yes, it’s important to remember this bill is likely just DoD spending so it doesn’t include things like DoE spending for the nuclear arsenal. Real defense spending is over $1 trillion, depending on what you count.
 

compuwiz1

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Tricky...tricky. The border wall will come from this budget, in the name of defense. You know that is what will happen and how it will be funded. Mexico is not going to pay for that pinche' wall.
 

sdifox

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Tricky...tricky. The border wall will come from this budget, in the name of defense. You know that is what will happen and how it will be funded. Mexico is not going to pay for that pinche' wall.


716B is not enough for the Trump Wall Casino Resort.
 
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fskimospy

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Tricky...tricky. The border wall will come from this budget, in the name of defense. You know that is what will happen and how it will be funded. Mexico is not going to pay for that pinche' wall.

There aren’t any appropriations in this bill for a border wall. When they say $716 billion it isn’t just a big pot of money, it’s all designated for specific programs. There’s some discretion there but not enough for any wall.
 

ivwshane

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We are going to spend 716 billion on weapons and vehicles to protect this country, meanwhile, our enemies are spending a fraction of that attacking our democracy via the internet.

I'm sure there isn't a historical example that gives us a clue how this turns out.
 

senseamp

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Yeah, we are going to spend hundreds of billions supposedly preparing for war with a country that installed its puppet as our president.
 
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Jhhnn

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Yeah, we are going to spend hundreds of billions supposedly preparing for war with a country that installed its puppet as our president.

Mostly to get ready to attack Iran. For... reasons of some kind or another. Crazy Mullahs & shit.
 

zzyzxroad

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What happened to all the outrage over driving up the national debt when Obama was in charge. At least the budget deficit trend line looks about like this / under Obama. Now unlike the economic trend line in don’t think the budget deficit is going to keep going tin the right direction under our current administration.
 

Starbuck1975

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Sounds like it was a bipartisan bill:

“The Senate voted 87-10 for the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. The annual act authorizes U.S. military spending but is used as a vehicle for a broad range of policy matters as it has passed annually for more than 50 years.”

Outrage not found. Seems like pork is one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on.