GOP to filibuster defense bill. LET THEM! LET’S PUT AN END TO OUR OCCUPATION OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN!!!

by Ben Hoffman

(RTTNews) – With the Senate scheduled to hold a key procedural vote on the annual defense authorization bill later on Tuesday, Senate Republicans seem poised to prevent the bill from the coming to the floor in protest of their inability to add amendments to the bill.

In addition to a 1.4 percent pay increase for troops and $725 billion in funding for the Pentagon, the bill also includes a provision that would repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prevents gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.

However, the forty-one Republicans in the Senate have indicated that they will vote against the procedural motion, preventing Democrats from achieving the 60 votes needed to move forward with the bill.

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We didn’t get out of Vietnam until Congress cut off funding. Let the Republicans cut off funding for the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. The money could be better spent here at home.

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One Comment to “GOP to filibuster defense bill. LET THEM! LET’S PUT AN END TO OUR OCCUPATION OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN!!!”

  1. Off topic – Ben, Stewart on O’Reilly is tomorrow! Not tonight.

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