The House and Senate have been divided over how to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)
Washington (CNN) - The House is expected to vote Tuesday on a scaled-back version of its original war funding bill, which would drop billions of dollars for unrelated domestic programs, including money to help struggling states avoid teacher layoffs.
Republicans and even some Democrats scoffed at additional spending being added to the bulging deficit. The contention was on full display last week when the Senate voted for a nearly $59 billion bill without the extra spending. The move resulted in the bill going back to the House.
The latest House-Senate dispute highlights the divide between the more conservative Senate and the more liberal House as well as the the frustration of House Democrats with the Obama White House.
And for years the GOPers were telling us how unpatriotic it was to not fund war bills.
Their hypocracy reeks
I love you dumb democrats in Congress. Buh bye in November 2010
What would the republicans do if we stopped paying for their unfunded war? Tax cuts for the wealthy and wars are the only projects that republicans feel do not have to be paid for. Bring our soldiers home!
waste of money what ever happened to irag paying for there reconstruction with oil money , by the time american oil companys get done taking there profit the amarican tax payers will have to pay for school hospitals, infurstructure, but wasn,t that the plan all along
Bring our troops home if they are not important enough to fund. We have enough terrorist right here in our country to keep them busy .We are just too dumb to realize what is happening right under our noses.We are being sold out from the top.
you would think the republicans would be able to explain to us what happened to almost 11 billion dollars that was sent to Iraq and then went goodness knows where during the Bush administration. The years 2004 up to and including 2007. No where and I mean no where can the Bush administration account for that 11 billion dollars. If you don't believe this read the whole article on line.
Seems to me the previous administration sure had deficits. Deficits they didn't even account for in the Iraqi war. But then you know folks, the republicans then and now would rather forget all about the "stolen" and other deficits the Bush Administration had, well because if they didn't refuse to refer to it, they couldn't mess those little old tighty whitys they are doing right now trying to blame this administration for deficits. Gee isn't that just like them, covering over their missing accounts of deficits and trying to hold the Democrats accountable for recorded money spent on trying to right the wrongs of the previous administration.
So the Obama administration can not account for 8.7 billion dollars it lost, Chicago polotics at their best.
It sounds like the House Democratics are spineless, why won't they take on the re'Publicans? The cowardly Dems want their cake and eat too.
If we don't fully fund our military forces, there may be no USA at all.
well if the teacher work 12 months instead of 9 ... then i could see getting them more money.. they make good money for part time work...
I see some demorats have finally figured out that this country is tired of their spending and are now trying to save their own bacon. They will throw nobummer under the bus the same as he has done to them to try and get re-elected.
Bring our troops home and save the 59 billion, much of which finds it way into Pakistani and Afghaistani corrupt pockets and our own war profiteers.
That's Pelosi for ya...
Delay money for our troops so you can send some cash to your union cronies...
Troops don't matter... just those precious unions
Let us pray that there are intelligent men and women in the Congress on both sides of the aisle that recognize the utter futility and waste of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and let us hope they demonstrate real courage and vote down additional war funding. And let us hope individual congress men and women in the House and Senate take steps to filibuster this total waste of lives, time, and money and delay funding as long as possible. If someone in the House or Senate eants to be reelected, opposing this war bill will guarantee them reelection
Right now the US is protecting a propped up corrupt government in Karzai that will NEVER stand the test of time. And we are protecting poppy fields for the heroin producers. We are giving billions to Pakistan who is aiding and abetting the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden. In short we are acting like total buffons.
It is time for a leader with common sense and vision to know when enough is enough. Senator Kerry got into politics through his opposition to Vietnam. It is time for him to stay in politics now by doing the same for Afghanistan and iraq - END THIS WAR AND END THIS SENSELESS KILLING