What’s more important?

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.

U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects

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.

9 thoughts on “What’s more important?”

  1. What a bunch of disgraful weasels.
    “Guanajos”? Alberto, you’re so nice to them… I would start with “come-you-know-what”.

  2. Will the Ted Kennedy Educational Institute have a pool out front dedicated to Mary Jo?
    Michael Moore stated a few weeks ago, that all those executions in Cuba happened 40 years ago, does he think someday that those that fight for freedom will forgive and forget? I imagine the same would go for those that love Ted.
    Do they (Democrats) not realize that if the troops are not well funded, those monuments or museums will be monuments to their own stupidity?

  3. Yes, it IS disgusting, but did any of you read the article?

    Gees, am I the ONLY person here who actually reads beyond the headline of any article that gets posted?

    The disgrace here is totally bipartisan. The Republicans (e.g., Sens Vitter, Collin, Snow to name just a few) are doing their fair share of slobbering at the trough. In fact, the article says that Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi is about the worst of the bunch (even worse than Inouye!), with 48 sponsored earmarks worth $216 million!

    Call those guys RINOs if you like, it doesn’t change the fact that they are waving the Republican banner. The Democrats deserve blame, but so do the Republicans.

  4. Gee, cubabuzz, maybe you’re the only one that didn’t read my post. I did not say the Democrats were the only ones guilty of this act. I said that it was the “Democrat led senate” that was guilty.

    You can try and pick out who was worse than the other, but both houses of congress are controlled by Democrats and nothing, absolutely nothing gets done without their approval. The Democrats are the ones that ultimately shoulder the blame for this atrocity because they are the ones that control everything. When the Republicans controlled things, they were to blame, even for the stupidities of Barney Frank, which they allowed to take place.

    You can’t be the boss only in good times.

  5. Alberto, sorry, I was in particular referring to the comments by marc and Ziva above mine not your comments.

    While I agree the Dems shoulder lots of blame, the actions of the RINOs (or whatever you want to call them) should not escape people’s notice here.

  6. Cubabuzz, I wouldn’t support any earmarked funds for representatives pet projects, in the above portion of the article, where it mentions a new WW2 museum, that project was at the urging of a Republican, although in my criticism of that museum, I fail to mention this.
    As Alberto states, “nothing gets done without their approval”, and it is a Democrats house, it is a Democrats Senate, it is a Democrats Administration.

    Here in Canada, we are up to our necks with Conservatives in name only, I know what you refer to. I would love to see a truly conservative party both here and in the USA that followed the constitutions to the letter.

  7. And it is a common tactic of the left to add earmarks to defense spending bills that no responsible congressman would support. This does two things, both bad. It takes money that is supposed to be for defense spending and diverts it to pet projects or bad policy as in this example. And when responsible congressmen vote against the bill because they refuse to support bad spending, the dems can then use that to brag about how the candidate voted against defense funding.

    Cubabuzz, this is now your cue to enlighten us all about how it isn’t only the dems who do this.

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