June 26, 2009
Obama Threatens Veto as House Nears Vote on $550.4 Billion Defense Bill
Money for our military...... naw he will veto that, but money for the Hamas oh YES Obama LOVES that idea. ~ Wild Thing
House nears vote on $550.4 billion defense bill
The U.S. House of Representatives was poised to approve on Thursday a $550.4 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal 2010 that has drawn a veto threat from President Barack Obama because it contains money for fighter jets he does not want.
The bill also authorizes $130 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fiscal year that begins October 1.
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said it supported the overall bill but the president's senior advisers would recommend a veto unless some provisions were dropped.
One congressional aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, described the White House veto threat as "a bargaining tool."
The Senate Armed Services Committee was to unveil its defense authorization bill for 2010 later on Thursday, but the legislation was unlikely to be approved by the full Senate until September. House and Senate negotiators must then hammer out a compromise version before final passage.
The OMB said it strongly objected to the House decision to include $369 million in advanced procurement funds to buy 12 more F-22 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp despite a Pentagon decision to halt production at 187.
Some lawmakers are pushing to continue production of the F-22 until a current ban on exports can be lifted to allow Japan to buy a modified version of the premiere U.S. fighter jet. The Lockheed program employs workers in over 40 states.
The administration also objected to House lawmakers adding $603 million to the bill to continue work on an alternate F-35 fighter engine being built by General Electric Co and Rolls-Royce Group Plc.
The OMB said the changes would delay the fielding of the F-35 and have an adverse effect on the Pentagon's overall strike fighter inventory. It said the risks of a fleet-wide grounding with a single engine, an issue raised by the Marine Corps general who runs the program, were "exaggerated."
Wild Thing's comment.........
"that has drawn a veto threat from President Barack Obama because it contains money for fighter jets he does not want."
It is going to be hard to get Obama to fund our military and their needs. Also I really think he is more then uncomfortable around them. You can see it in his body language and the look he gives them plus all the other ways he has treated them.
Posted by Wild Thing at June 26, 2009 06:40 AM
Just declare those 12 jets as "Palestinian refugees". Then they will get priority.
Posted by: TomR at June 26, 2009 01:39 PM
This can't be happening...I judt don't believe this.
Posted by: Mark at June 26, 2009 04:06 PM
Of course he doesn't want any advanced weaponry for the Military. These planes will be used to kill obama's brother jihadists and you know we can't have that happening.
Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at June 26, 2009 05:40 PM
For an in-depth analyze 24/7/365 of Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, http://theobamafile.com/, and http://theobamafile.com/ObamaLatest.htm. (It is a very depressing read to see Mr. Obama not being fit to be POTUS, either by policy (defense, national security, nuclear deterrence, foreign policy, and economic policy), and/or legal to be POTUS. He should be impeached.)
Posted by: Anon at June 26, 2009 08:15 PM
Tom, good point, that might do it. His mind
is wasted or so filled with hate he can't
even want to provide this for our troops
it is stupid beyond belief.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 27, 2009 12:48 AM
Mark, it is insane, and he is insane.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 27, 2009 12:50 AM
JohnE PFC U.S. Army, yes and I bet
he thought that too.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 27, 2009 12:52 AM
Anon, I agree, I wish we could get him
Thanks for the links, those are such
excellent sources for information.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 27, 2009 12:56 AM