Sunday, July 22, 2007

Fur it, or agin it?

This same bill that Bush threatened to veto back in May he is now using to slam his critics. Now it's the democrats who are against pay raises? After he strongly opposed the more-generous pay raise that the democrats sent him in May? Well, of course no one is going to remember that, and I'll give a buck to anyone who hears about it on the news now. Fat chance.

President Bush, (Friday morning):
I’m joined by veterans and military families here to express support to our troops and their mission in Iraq. I want to thank you all for being here today. We’ve just finished a really good meeting. In our discussions, these folks had a message that all of us in Washington need to hear. It is time to rise above partisanship, stand behind our troops in the field, and give them everything they need to succeed. In February I submitted to Congress a Defense Department spending bill for the upcoming fiscal year that will provide funds to upgrade our equipment for our troops in Iraq and provides a pay raise for our military - a comprehensive spending request - that Congress has failed to act on.
President Bush, May 16, 2007:
Military Pay: The Administration strongly opposes sections 601 and 606. The additional 0.5 percent increase above the President’s proposed 3.0 percent across-the-board pay increase is unnecessary

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