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Congress finalizes $717 billion defense budget authorization months ahead of schedule

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  1. GhostZ06

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    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/...udget-authorization-months-ahead-of-schedule/

    Jesus christ....


    We getting for a war with china?
     
  2. Fawlty

    Fawlty um, Erica...are you okay?

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    717 * .66 = 473

    Hey I've got a great idea for the military budget
     
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    Always gotta feed more taxpayer money to the military industrial complex.
     
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    Does FMF also count within this budget?
     
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    PEB Atomic Butt Drop Champ :)

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    It costs 100 billion more to launch a war with Iran.
     
  7. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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    War with IRAN incoming.
     
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    panamaican Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That's massive. There are some interesting things in there but still, that's a lot.
     
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    Lot of senators found brown paper bags full of military lobbyist cash at their feet when they were down there pulling up their bootstraps.
     
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    Quequeg Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Of course this gets done quickly, now Health Care, not so much.
     
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    This is shameful.
     
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    PEB Atomic Butt Drop Champ :)

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    She does a pretty good job explaining what many of Sherdog would agree with from her view.
     
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    No where near enough, we need a way bigger military budget. How else are we going to defend the free world?

    For real though we can spend all this money, but not have health care, that ridiculous.
     
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    PEB Atomic Butt Drop Champ :)

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    FUCK THAT.

    It's a national shame. The OCO funding is equivalent to the Department of Education's entire budget, and twice that of the National Institutes of Health which constitutes the most prominent bio-medical research body in the world (point of pride). The only thing I kind of like about this bill is the strengthening of CFIUS to curb Chinese investment in US technology vital to economic and national security.
     
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    NoDak Snails n Oysters Platinum Member

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    Speaking of the latter, this was pathetic. It doesn't remotely make sense in light of, well, virtually everything. Including Trump's own rhetoric and even actions I've enthusiastically supported. There's not going to be any trade deal with China, ZTE is no longer a bargaining chip in any (non) negotiations and that's before considering the fact it never should've been in the first place. It was an entirely separate national security issue.

    Republicans Bow To White House On Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE

    WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers backed away from a plan to reinstate stiff penalties on Chinese telecom firm ZTE, handing a win to President Trump, who had personally intervened to save the Beijing company.

    Congressional leaders removed a provision, tucked into a military policy bill, that would have stopped the Trump administration from lifting penalties on ZTE. Rather than prevent the company from buying American technology, the bill will simply limit federal purchases of ZTE products, such as handsets.

    The move drew swift criticism from lawmakers who had pushed for a tougher approach to ZTE, which was found guilty in 2016 of violating American sanctions on Iran and North Korea.

    “Despite bipartisan support to put American national security before jobs in China, the Republican leadership refused to take any real, substantive action on ZTE. Instead, they joined President Trump in bowing to Beijing,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat. “It’s weak and shameful.”



     
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    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    Trump is so unhinged that the Democrats felt compelled to give him $82 Billion more than last year's (and every year for at least the last 20) bloated beyond reasonable budget. But we have shit k-12 and "can't afford Medicare for all"...
     
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    Need to get that number closer to a trillion imo.
     
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    NoDak Snails n Oysters Platinum Member

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