Another supplemental spending bill for the war on Iraq

The Free Liberal
by US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)

02/16/07

Never mind that the American people showed their dissatisfaction with the war in the fall elections. Congress lacks the political will to stand up to the administration and assert its power over the purse strings, and too many vested interests in the defense sector benefit from the supplemental bills. A cynic might even suggest that many Democrats want the war to drag on, despite their supposed opposition, to damage the president politically and benefit them in 2008. But whatever the reason, the money for war keeps flowing. Defense Department officials will ask Congress for the next supplemental bill in coming weeks. The amount requested is likely to be at least $140 billion. If we stay in Iraq beyond 2007 — and the administration has made it clear that we will — the bill to American taxpayers easily could top one trillion dollars in another year or two...

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