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.
DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS? IF SO, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE FOLLOWING?
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.
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:
âˆ™$5 million for a visitors center in San Francisco
âˆ™$23 million for indigent health care in Hawaii
âˆ™$18 million for the Edward Kennedy Policy Institute in Massachusetts
âˆ™$1.6 million to computerize hospital records in Oakland
âˆ™$47 million for anti-drug training centers around the country
âˆ™$20 million for the World War II Museum in Louisiana
âˆ™$3.9 million grant to develop an energy-efficient solar film for buildings
âˆ™$800,000 for minority prostate cancer research
âˆ™$3.6 million for marijuana eradication in Kentucky
âˆ™$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
Answer by MunchMunch at 7:35 PM on Dec. 30, 2009
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
Answer by Carpy at 7:47 PM on Dec. 30, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 7:53 PM on Dec. 30, 2009
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