I have an easy question for our Babalú readers today:
What is more important: Arming, feeding, and training our troops engaged in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, or building monuments here in the states to honor yourself and your friends?
While you take the time to ponder your answer, I present to you the answer provided by our wonderful, Democrat led Senate.
Study finds $2.6 billion taken from guns and ammunition
By Shaun Waterman THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.
Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New Orleans and $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.
While earmarks are hardly new in Washington, “in 30 years on Capitol Hill, I never saw Congress mangle the defense budget as badly as this year,” said Winslow Wheeler, a former Senate staffer who worked on defense funding and oversight for both Republicans and Democrats. He is now a senior fellow at the Center for Defense Information, an independent research organization.
Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, called the transfer of funds from Pentagon operations and maintenance “a disgrace.”
“The Senate is putting favorable headlines back home above our men and women fighting on the front lines,” he said in a statement.
What a lovely bunch of coconuts these Democrats are. Stealing from our troops who are risking their lives every single day to build monuments to themselves.
The word SCUM does not begin to describe how low and vile these guanajos truly are.
You can read the entire disgusting account HERE.