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Do you support Obama's defense spending?

President Obama pledged in August to cut all pork barrel projects from defense spending, threatening to veto any swollen bills that came across his desk.

"If a project doesn't support our troops, we will not fund it," he said to a meeting of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Phoenix.


Just last week, Obama broke a promise to veto pork-barrel bills as he signed into law the 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill -- a $636 billion behemoth loaded with $4.2 billion dollars of pork.


Asked by MunchMunch at 7:32 PM on Dec. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I'm against more defense spending and the PORK- Why throw billions in a black hole with no plausible exist (let alone + outcome)? End the War NOW. Find other suitable energy sources. Let's invest in AMERICA and AMERICANS, first-Totally disagree with Obama on this decision. Pandering fool-


    Answer by Sisteract at 1:41 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • In all, Congress added in 1,720 pet projects, including:

    ∙$5 million for a visitors center in San Francisco
    ∙$23 million for indigent health care in Hawaii
    ∙$18 million for the Edward Kennedy Policy Institute in Massachusetts
    ∙$1.6 million to computerize hospital records in Oakland
    ∙$47 million for anti-drug training centers around the country
    ∙$20 million for the World War II Museum in Louisiana
    ∙$3.9 million grant to develop an energy-efficient solar film for buildings
    ∙$800,000 for minority prostate cancer research
    ∙$3.6 million for marijuana eradication in Kentucky
    ∙$2.4 million for handicap access and a sprinkler system at a community club in New York


    Answer by MunchMunch at 7:34 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/30/tracking-taxes-defense-bill/21/

    Answer by MunchMunch at 7:35 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Another link for fox haters:


    Answer by MunchMunch at 7:37 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Isnt this sad.......yet ANOTHER promise Obama has broken ...and yes this one DOES fall at his door step, failed to keep. Lying to veterans.....hmmmmm....where is the classy police on THIS one????


    Answer by momof030404 at 7:39 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Is anyone suprised?

    Answer by Carpy at 7:47 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Not surprised one bit and I expect much more bs to come

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:53 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • 4.2 BILLION DOLLARS IN PORK. It's unimaginable to me. Another promise bites the dust.

    Our military soldiers are risking their lives, fighting, while they families are poor enough to collect FS and PA. And the military budget is going to pay for sprinkler systems.

    Answer by MunchMunch at 7:54 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • "Not surprised one bit and I expect much more bs to come"

    "Give him time, it's only been xxx months..... "  hehehehehe

    We are in deep shit.


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Ok...here is one of those SERIOUS questions......WHERE IS EVERYONE????????????? Especially that woman making comments about the lack of them last night.....I KNOW it wasnt any of YOU ladies......


    Answer by momof030404 at 8:24 PM on Dec. 30, 2009