U.S. Senate unanimously passes defense spending bill

There are 40 comments on the Maktoob Business story from Dec 4, 2012, titled U.S. Senate unanimously passes defense spending bill. In it, Maktoob Business reports that:

The U.S. Senate voted 98-0 on Tuesday to approve a wide-ranging defense bill that authorizes $631.4 billion in funding for the military, the war in Afghanistan and nuclear weapons.

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#1 Dec 5, 2012
Guess the nations
War Billionaires
Won't have to fret about the
Fiscal Cliff

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#2 Dec 5, 2012
A perfect example of why our Congress is not in the least serious about spending reductions. IF they were, they'd be reducing military spending, bit by bit, on a regular, ongoing basis. Wasting over $630 billion, plus billions more off the books, is an obscenity given our economic situation.

Hard to respect this vote, and those making it. No matter WHICH party they belong to.
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#3 Dec 5, 2012
In 1914 another nation chose guns over butter and we all know how well that worked out!
Ex-GOPCon

San Jose, CA

#4 Dec 5, 2012
"UNANIMOUSLY passes defense spending bill". Ka-ching Ka-ching. Who says the GOP TEA Party doesn't like to spend!

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Athens, TX

#5 Dec 5, 2012
Ex-GOPCon wrote:
"UNANIMOUSLY passes defense spending bill". Ka-ching Ka-ching. Who says the GOP TEA Party doesn't like to spend!
The democrat majority passed it also, after campaigning against a large budget for the military, you moron. The republicans still believe in defending our country. You demrats want to give it over to the UN.

Idiot.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Dec 5, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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The democrat majority passed it also, after campaigning against a large budget for the military, you moron. The republicans still believe in defending our country. You demrats want to give it over to the UN.
Idiot.
The democrats caved again to the most wasteful GOP spending possible. Just handing billions to a few republicans makes no sense. Why not have them work for that money instead of just stealing from us to keep the GOP fat, dumb and happy? Is there anything the democrats won't cave to?

As to defending the nation, you can't be serious. There is no need to spend more than the rest of the world combined. It is corporate welfare, nothing more. They make you afraid and take your money.

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#7 Dec 5, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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The democrat majority passed it also, after campaigning against a large budget for the military, you moron. The republicans still believe in defending our country. You demrats want to give it over to the UN.
Idiot.
While we should blame Dems for voting for this mess, the amnount in question is far, FAR more than we need to "defend this country" and that's been true since post-WWII.

No one wants to "give it to the U.N.," an impossibility in any case. Try being rational, you sound like a Bircher.
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#8 Dec 5, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
In 1914 another nation chose guns over butter and we all know how well that worked out!
Then that same nation was met with another nation in 1941 that spent money on bullets.

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#10 Dec 6, 2012
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#11 Dec 6, 2012
john kerry musta been off on his yacht, or else he woulda votes against it.
Cuban phag

Miami, FL

#12 Dec 6, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
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While we should blame Dems for voting for this mess, the amnount in question is far, FAR more than we need to "defend this country" and that's been true since post-WWII.
No one wants to "give it to the U.N.," an impossibility in any case. Try being rational, you sound like a Bircher.
Bluebonnet is a racist old hag .
Cuban phag

Miami, FL

#13 Dec 6, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
john kerry musta been off on his yacht, or else he woulda votes against it.
Why hello there sailor, yummy.
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#14 Dec 6, 2012
Cuban phag wrote:
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Why hello there sailor, yummy.
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#15 Dec 6, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
In 1914 another nation chose guns over butter and we all know how well that worked out!
Which nation was that?

This should be good........
Doc Proper

Miami, FL

#16 Dec 6, 2012
WhoGivesAZhit wrote:
<quoted text>the guy above is a venezuelan drag queen known as the mojon cherokee
The "guy" above is a NJ gay Cuban known as LIEger .
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#17 Dec 6, 2012
Senate passes their re-election pork spending under the name of defense.
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#20 Dec 6, 2012
But this same body couldn't pass a U.N. Treaty to benefit the handicapped, despite the efforts of a wheelchair-bound Bob Dole to encourage them to do so.

http://thehill.com/video/senate/271219-sen-ke...

"One of the things that I thought was most sad about yesterday was, here's a veteran of World War II, grievously wounded in that war and he's on the floor, this man who defended American sovereignty and yet people were there suggesting somehow that he was there less than to defend America's sovereignty with this vote. To me that was just such an amazing slap in the face and a contradiction," said Kerry on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports."

Dole, appearing in a wheelchair, hoped to rally additional support for the treaty.

The treaty, which was backed by President Obama and first signed by former President George W. Bush, fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for ratification. Dozens of Senate Republicans objected, claiming that it would create new abortion rights and impede the ability of people to homeschool disabled children.

Kerry told MSNBC that yesterday was a "very, very sad day for the Senate."

Very sad indeed. "New abortion rights?" "Inability to homeschool children??" What DRUGS are these people TAKING???

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#21 Dec 6, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
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The democrats caved again to the most wasteful GOP spending possible. Just handing billions to a few republicans makes no sense. Why not have them work for that money instead of just stealing from us to keep the GOP fat, dumb and happy? Is there anything the democrats won't cave to?
As to defending the nation, you can't be serious. There is no need to spend more than the rest of the world combined. It is corporate welfare, nothing more. They make you afraid and take your money.
The Democrats caved?

Perhaps you should see who sponsored the bill and what it contains.

Here's a hint: Senator Carl Levin

http://beta.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/...

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