Black People : 30 Billion for the Bush Cheney war but no money for jobs? or child care?

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    After the recent news of 96% of 9 billion dollars unaccounted for in Iraq,
    now 30 billion? for what???


    Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 by the Associated Press
    House Votes to Fund Obama's War Surge
    by Jim Abrams

    WASHINGTON - Months behind schedule and stripped of money for domestic stimulus programs, legislation to fund the troop surge in Afghanistan was sent to President Barack Obama on Tuesday after disgruntled Democrats failed to block it.

    Democratic leaders had to rely on Republican support to pass the almost $59 billion measure to fund Obama's additional 30,000 troops in Afghanistan and other programs. The final vote was 308-114. Twelve Republicans and 102 Democrats opposed it. (How did your Congressman vote? full roll call here)

    Pentagon leaders have warned that money to fund the troops could run out as early as Aug. 7, prompting the House, which is leaving at the end of the week for its August recess, to accept the pared-down Senate version of the legislation.

    Last week the Senate rejected a larger, House-favored bill that would have included billions of dollars to help keep teachers on the job, provide aid for college students and enhance border security.

    With the new war spending, the total amount of money that Congress has allotted for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan surpasses $1 trillion.

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/07/27-9
     
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    DOD and Petraeus: U.S. Planning Military Presence and Operations in Afghanistan Beyond 2014
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    By Edwin Mora


    Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy and Gen. David Petraeus testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on June 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Drew Angerer)

    (CNSNews.com) - Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the Obama administration is planning to maintain “joint” U.S.-Afghan military bases in Afghanistan after 2014 and it plans to conduct what Flournoy described as “joint counter-terrorism operations” with the Afghan military after that date.

    The revelation came in response to a question ......

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/dod-and-petraeus-us-planning-military-pr
     
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